This episode, we take a look at the future of video gaming, consoles, VR, and eSports.
With Sony’s new PS5, and Microsoft’s much-anticipated Xbox Series X on the horizon, there’s a lot for gamers to look forward to in the next few years. Powerful specs are inbound, and game engines continue to astound.
So how does eSports play in to this?
What’s with the insane growth in game streaming?
Where is virtual reality moving?
Is cloud gaming ready for prime-time?
Is this unnecessary final sentence totally pointless?
It’s never been easier to get into gaming, and there’s a lot to look forward to over the next decade. Dive in and enjoy!
Sharp-eared FOMO Show listeners will notice we didn’t release an episode last fortnight.
While we did record an episode, we weren’t 100% happy with, so we re-recorded. Here’s round two!
- [Intro Clip]: Scotch Whisky Q&A with Richard Paterson
- FOMO Episode 55 • Self-Host Your Life
- Blue Ocean Strategy Book
- Research: Games Activate the Brain’s Pleasure Circuits
- PS5 vs Xbox Series X — Specifications Compared
- eSports Market Growth Statistics
- Microsoft’s New Mixer Streaming Service Lures Top Streamer from Twitch
- Boneworks — A Glimpse Into the Future of Virtual Reality
- Cloud Gaming: Google Stadia
- Cloud Gaming: Microsoft xCloud
- Business Wars Podcast
- FOMO Episode 23 • Our VR Future
- FOMO Episode 36 • Star Citizen — Ambitious Gaming
- [Book] Ready Player One
0:00 Master Whisky Distiller, Richard Paterson, Introduces the Show
1:10 Welcome to the Show!
2:18 What’ve We Been Up To?
7:53 Feature: The Future of Gaming
8:58 Gaming: What’s the Hook?
10:58 Breakthroughs in Console Hardware
17:46 Breakthroughs in Game Engines
24:34 eSports: at the Core of Gaming
30:37 eSports: A Quick History
42:57 eSports: Where are they now?
51:16 Where is Gaming Headed?
52:08 The VR Frontier
57:39 Cloud Gaming
1:03:35 eSports Betting
1:05:51 TV: Gaming’s “Ah Hah” Moment
1:07:02 Purpose Built eSports Locations
1:08:55 PC Still Dominating
1:09:47 Advertising market for eSports is growing
1:12:42 A Glimpse at Future Games
1:16:09 Wrap Up