Episode 60 • 🕹 What’s Next for Gaming?

Illustration of episode number 60, wearing a VR headest, representing the future of video gaming

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!

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Show Segments

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

1:17:17 Outtakes