Call it business or call it a professional gamer or simply video games, there is always mixed reactions when it comes to gaming especially in India. The Indian Digital industry is going rapidly. With the growth of Jio and reduced data charges, more and more people are joining the mobile gaming platform. Now people are getting paid to play games. And families have come to a point where they are supporting gaming as a career. The term esports is a now a thing in India.
According to Rohit Sharma(founder of POKKT), 89% of all game revenues in India was generated by mobile games. India has professional teams now which compete globally. People are taking streaming as their main job and people are watching that. The main reason for this boost is the better internet connection. ISP ‘s are providing high-speed internet at low cost and for students, cafe and colleges are becoming spots for playing multiplayer.
India was never known for gaming but cheaper pricing and live streamers made it possible. Nazara Games, a leading mobile game publishing company is investing $20 million (approximately Rs 136 crore) to develop the Indian eSports ecosystem over the next five years. Now gaming is becoming a new entertainment platform where people love to watch games and the gamer is getting paid to do so. Also not to mention the advertisement companies are showing their ads through games. Since the user base is more, the ads reach a number of people.
So to conclude gaming is now no more a hobby. People are choosing Gaming as a career rather than their 9-5 jobs. India has more than 250 game development companies. India’s mobile games market will be worth $1.1 billion by 2020. We have a generation of parents who are gamers too and encourage their kids and help them balance gaming along with other life priorities. More global companies will be entering India by end of 2018.
Esports is a multi-billion dollar industry and, according to Business Insider, it will reach $1.5 billion in revenue by 2020.
India is among the top five countries in mobile gaming, the industry is already worth over $890 million.
Dota 2, an online multiplayer game, featured a total prize pool of more than $24 million in 2017.
The term ‘ eSports made it to the dictionary in 2015 as competitive tournaments of video games.
India ranks 3rd in google play store for downloading most games.
So here is the list of top upcoming games which are launching soon and covering alomst every genre and platform.
1. Last of us 2
The Last of Us Part II is an upcoming horror-themed, action-adventure game developed by Naughty Dog (creators of Unchartered) and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for PlayStation 4. A survival game and will launch exclusively for PS4 in 2019. This game will have the best story, art, and gameplay. With beautiful graphics and intense story, the game will sure connect us emotionally.
Death Stranding is an upcoming game developed by Kojima Productions and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for PS4. It is an action game set in an open world, which also includes multiplayer. According to Kojima, one of the key aspects of the trailer was the idea of a connection between life and death.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider is an upcoming action-adventure video game developed by Eidos Montréal in conjunction with Crystal Dynamics and published by Square Enix. The game is set to release worldwide on 14 September 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. With beautiful graphics and compelling story, this game is much awaiting.
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4. Battlefield 5
Battlefield 5 is an upcoming first-person shooter video game developed by EA DICE and published by Electronic Arts. Also, it won the best multiplayer game award at Gamescom 2018. It will release worldwide on PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on October 19. The game will focus on mechanics, realism, and customization of characters. Also not to mention DICE will feature female character for the first time.
Just cause 4 is an upcoming action-adventure game developed by Avalanche Studios and published by Square Enix. It is scheduled to be released for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on December 4, 2018. Just Cause 4 is a third-person action-adventure game set in an open world environment. The new engine allows the game to have diverse and extreme weather effects including blizzards, sandstorms, tornadoes and etc.
5. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Assassin’s creed Odyssey is an upcoming game developed by Ubisoft Quebec and is releasing on October 5, 2018. The game is scheduled to be released worldwide for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It will also feature the naval combat. Ubisoft has a lot of things planned for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. It should take more than 30 hours to complete. Also, with Ubisoft announcing no new game next year for Assassin’s Creed, it is expected Ubisoft to focus entirely on Odyssey.
Cyberpunk 2077 is an upcoming RPG game from CD Projekt Red. It was announced back in May 2012 as an open-world sci-fi RPG set in a dystopian California city in the year 2077. Hopefully, it should launch in 2019. No official date has been confirmed yet. Cyberpunk 2077 will feature character customization and a focus on high-tech upgrades and implants. The game will launch for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is an upcoming Western-themed action-adventure video game developed and published by Rockstar Games. It is scheduled to release for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 26, 2018. Rockstar claims several things like a living world, improvement of shooting and combating, each weapon getting unique characteristics with realistic reload and recoil and many more.
Days Gone is an upcoming action-adventure game developed by SIE Bend Studio and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. It is scheduled to release on 22 February 2019 exclusively for PlayStation 4. The game uses Unreal Engine 4. A dynamic weather system and day-night cycle were featured. The player can complete the mission in multiple ways and you can craft new items to improve your skills.
Fifa 19 is an upcoming football simulation video game developed by EA Vancouver and EA Bucharest, as part of Electronic Arts’ FIFA series. it will be released 28 September 2018 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Cristiano Ronaldo appears as the cover athlete of the regular edition, while he and Neymar appears on the Champions and Ultimate Edition packs for the game.
Call of duty Black Ops 4 is an upcoming multiplayer first-person shooter developed by Treyarch and published by Activision. It is scheduled to be released worldwide on October 12, 2018, for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. According to Activision it is optimized for PC and will support ultrawide and multi-monitor setups, with 4K resolutions. It will not only feature solo campaign but also multiplayer. For the first time, Call of Duty Black Ops 4 is coming to Blizzard Battle.net.