There's never a dull moment in the gaming industry, which moves faster than any of us can keep up with and has a habit of continually surprising us all.
The speed with which technology itself develops ensures that gaming is an intensely fluid medium, and over the course of a mere seven-or-eight-year generation, things can look so markedly different.
After all, back in 2013, how many of us could've ever predicted the Battle Royale boom, the uptick in subscription services, or the cult success of virtual reality?
And so, it goes without saying that the new generation of gaming will surely have its own array of surprises in store, from shock business decisions to unexpected hardware releases, and more than a few surprising software developments.
These 10 predictions, informed ever-so-slightly by current industry trends and more than a little educated guesswork, could all certainly come to fruition during the next generation, but at the same time, they could so easily turn out to be courageous swings-and-misses.
Whatever the outcome, this much is clear - always expect the unexpected...
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