The last ten years has seen a lot of changes. We started 2010 with one console generation where Microsoft was leading the pack, only for them to hugely fumble their entry into the eighth console generation. Sony on the other hand reversed their fortunes with the launch of the Playstation 4, providing gamers with a slew of critically and commercially exclusives like God of War, Spiderman, and Uncharted 4.
Meanwhile, Nintendo has had something of a renaissance. The lacklustre Wii U and its obtuse peripheral were made into a distant memory by the emergence of the Switch and its more classically framed titles like Breath of the Wild and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Now, I don’t particularly enjoy focusing on negatives, I would much rather celebrate the positives and look at the strides and achievements that video games have taken these past ten years.
With that in mind I’ve tried to critique the flaws of the issues surrounding and pertaining to the gaming industry, rather than reel off its shortcomings and turn this into a list of gripes and moans.
From the ever-increasing storage space to the conditions that employees and custodians of the industry are put through, hopefully 2020 and the years succeeding it iron out these kinks, leave the field better off for gamers and game-makers alike.