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A Look Ahead at 2024 for the Gaming Industry


New year, new gaming: As we kick off 2024, there is much buzz around new technology adaption and game releases. The gaming industry is poised for a revolutionary leap forward. The convergence of cutting-edge technologies promises to redefine the gaming landscape, providing players with immersive experiences like never before. In this blog, we will delve into the trends we anticipate will shape the gaming industry in 2024.

AR/VR Growth:

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) have been steadily gaining traction in the gaming world, offering players unprecedented immersion. In 2024, we can expect a significant surge in the adoption of AR and VR technologies, pushing the boundaries of what is possible in gaming.

At TransPerfect, we expect the growth in AR and VR seen throughout 2023 to continue in 2024, not only for recreational gameplay but for educational gameplay. Players of all ages can delve into new realities for fun or use gamification to help improve learning. From enhancing gameplay to creating social experiences, AR and VR are set to redefine how we interact with games. The rise of powerful AR glasses and VR headsets will pave the way for more sophisticated and realistic gaming experiences.

Growing Mobile Gaming Industry:

The mobile gaming industry continues to be a powerhouse; we mentioned this in our 2023 Game Industry Top Trends and Services blog, with projections for substantial growth in 2024. According to forecasts, the global mobile gaming market is expected to be valued at an impressive $189.50 billion in revenue, showcasing a 10% increase over the previous year.

The proliferation of smartphones and advancements in mobile technology contribute to the industry’s robust growth. We’ve seen this in phone advertising as well; devices from iPhones and Androids to Google Pixels have put a focus on this. Mobile games are no longer confined to casual experiences; they offer complex narratives, stunning graphics, and engaging multiplayer modes. The mobile gaming industry is becoming a driving force in the overall gaming ecosystem and is something to note in 2024 and beyond.

Generative AI:

Generative AI is also set to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of gaming. This technology goes beyond pre-programmed responses and adapts dynamically to player actions, creating unique and personalized gaming experiences. We have seen throughout 2023 the uptick in interest in AI and in particular conversational AI for in-game player engagement. In 2024, we can anticipate the integration of generative AI in game development, enabling games to evolve based on player choices and preferences.

Generative AI promises to enhance storytelling, creating branching narratives that respond to player decisions. This innovation allows developers to craft games that adapt to each player’s style, making every gaming experience unique. We are excited to help promote this throughout 2024.

Haptic Feedback Devices:

Across the globe, we have also seen an uptick in accessibility services. In the gaming world, haptic feedback has been trending; the sense of touch is a critical aspect of immersion, and haptic feedback devices are set to revolutionize how we “feel” games. In 2024, we can expect the widespread adoption of advanced haptic feedback technologies that simulate a wide range of sensations, from the impact of a collision to the texture of virtual objects.

Haptic feedback devices, such as advanced controllers and wearable accessories, will add a new layer of realism to gaming and allow a subset of players to engage with games. Whether traversing a virtual landscape or engaging in intense combat, haptic feedback will provide a tactile connection to the virtual world, enhancing the overall gaming experience.

New Releases:

Bulletstorm VR: A Nostalgic Journey with a Virtual Twist

One of the highlights on our gaming radar is the release of Bulletstorm VR, a virtual reality adaptation that brings back a beloved title from the Xbox 360 days. The prospect of reliving the adrenaline-pumping action of Bulletstorm with updated graphics and new levels is nothing short of exhilarating. The immersive experience promised by VR technology adds a new dimension to the gameplay, something our team of gamers feels is a “must play.”

Avowed: Returning to the Pillars of Eternity Universe

For those of us who have spent countless hours exploring the intricate world of Pillars of Eternity, the anticipation for Obsidian Entertainment’s upcoming release, Avowed, is palpable. As longtime fans of the Pillars of Eternity series, the promise of a new chapter in this rich and immersive universe has us counting down the days. Obsidian Entertainment’s track record of delivering compelling narratives and expansive worlds heightens our excitement for what Avowed has in store. We can’t wait to embark on a new journey, uncovering the mysteries and lore that await us in the world of Avowed.


As we enter 2024, the gaming industry stands at the precipice of innovation, driven by the rapid evolution of technology. AR/VR, the mobile gaming industry, generative AI, and haptic feedback devices are set to redefine the gaming experience, offering players a future that blurs the boundaries between the real and virtual worlds. The coming year promises an exciting journey for gamers as they embark on more immersive, personalized, and technologically advanced adventures.

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By TransPerfect Gaming