The gaming season was mostly cold in the year we just left behind. Now gaming experts are warming up to hopes of a better New Year. Where 2012 had seen a lot of hullabaloo over high-end game launches, most of them proved disappointing for pundits and players. With 2013 here, avid gamers are looking forward to notable launches of Dead Space 3, Grand Theft Auto 5 and BioShock Infinite.
With each of these being the second installments of already hit games, we can expect a bit more than conventional interest in them. What better way but to pin hopes than on these popular games for reviving the gaming lull that 2012 had faced?
Michael Pachter, an industry insider muses, “GTA 5 is certainly one of the most anticipated games of 2013, but I hope it could be enough to curb the supposed “gamer fatigue” consumers are suffering from.”
It is important that the gaming market sales lift up this year, as a run-up to the next season that could see the launch of innovative consoles by top names like Microsoft. In this context Pachter added, “Publishers will likely plan an unprecedented number of new IP launches in the first two years of the cycle, providing relief from gamer fatigue.”