Different sports have been adapted into video games since
their pioneering of the medium. The competitive nature of video games gives off
the same atmosphere as sports, so translating that into gaming was an easy way
to make a constant draw on the market. Despite the wide amount of sports on
offer, however, the video games industry seems to focus on the same mainstream
Association football, American football, basketball, baseball
and golf all see yearly releases featuring the latest players, or based around
the most recent tournaments. As well as this, a variety of fighting games based
around boxing, wrestling and MMA are also released consistently.
Because of this, there are a vast number of sports which see
almost no representation in the world of video games. While the limited nature
of certain sports stops them from being as popular as others, there are many
sports which feature that same competitive atmosphere to that of association
football or basketball.
Many of these sports have large audiences which the video
game industry has yet to tap into. These
are seven which are currently underrepresented in gaming, leaving a hole
in the market that fans would love to see filled.
Hey, Darren here! I'm a Media enthusiast with a strong passion for Film and Video Games. I graduated from Plymouth University in 2019 with a degree in Digital Media Design, and now I am here writing articles.