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In pics | Explained: A look at online gaming industry and its future

The online gaming is now considered to be one of the fastest growing industries on the planet. Here’s a deep dive into the humble beginnings of the online gaming and the technological possibilities driving its future.
Jul 24, 2020 / 03:57 PM IST
From board games to virtual reality, how we play games has changed with time. In just a few decades, the world of online gaming has exploded in popularity. The online gaming industry in India has entered a tremendous growth phase over recent years. Buoyed by smartphone and internet penetration, it has grown into a multi-million dollar industry in India. The online gaming is now considered to be one of the fastest growing industries on the planet. Here’s a deep dive into the humble beginnings of the online gaming and the technological possibilities driving its future. (Image: News18 Creative)
From board games to virtual reality, how we play games has changed with time. In just a few decades, the world of online gaming has exploded in popularity. The online gaming industry in India has entered a tremendous growth phase over recent years. Buoyed by smartphone and internet penetration, it has grown into a multi-million dollar industry in India. The online gaming is now considered to be one of the fastest growing industries on the planet. Here’s a deep dive into the humble beginnings of the online gaming and the technological possibilities driving its future. (Image: News18 Creative)
Timeline | Video game prototypes were created by scientists as early as the 1950s. But it was introduced to consumers only in ‘70s. Online games snowballed in the ‘90s as a result of widespread internet adoption. (Image: News18 Creative)
Timeline | Video game prototypes were created by scientists as early as the 1950s. But it was introduced to consumers only in ‘70s. Online games snowballed in the ‘90s as a result of widespread internet adoption. (Image: News18 Creative)
The components | In the world of gaming, there is often a confusion between commonly used terms such as ‘online gaming’ and ‘esports’ – but the two terms are not interchangeable. (Image: News18 Creative)
The components | In the world of gaming, there is often a confusion between commonly used terms such as ‘online gaming’ and ‘esports’ – but the two terms are not interchangeable. (Image: News18 Creative)
The categories | Online gaming platforms fall into three main categories. (Image: News18 Creative)
The categories | Online gaming platforms fall into three main categories. (Image: News18 Creative)
Global market | The industry’s explosive growth is challenging traditional forms of entertainment. (Image: News18 Creative)
Global market | The industry’s explosive growth is challenging traditional forms of entertainment. (Image: News18 Creative)
Asia-Pacific leads in global gaming, making up almost half of the total market. (Image: News18 Creative)
Asia-Pacific leads in global gaming, making up almost half of the total market. (Image: News18 Creative)
India’s gaming industry has taken off already. (Image: News18 Creative)
India’s gaming industry has taken off already. (Image: News18 Creative)
India’s average spend is growing fastest. (Image: News18 Creative)
India’s average spend is clocking the fastest growth. (Image: News18 Creative)
Surge in gaming app usage in India during lockdown. (Image: News18 Creative)
Surge in gaming app usage in India during lockdown. (Image: News18 Creative)
The future of gaming | Although still a relatively new segment of the industry, mobile gaming has developed at an astonishing rate. The advent of 5G together with the proliferation of smartphones could transform the online gaming industry. (Image: News18 Creative)
The future of gaming | Although still a relatively new segment of the industry, mobile gaming has developed at an astonishing rate. The advent of 5G together with the proliferation of smartphones could transform the online gaming industry. (Image: News18 Creative)
Towards a new age of entertainment | As the number of players continue to grow, technological possibilities of online gaming are endless. Some are already beginning to take shape. (Image: News18 Creative)
Towards a new age of entertainment | As the number of players continue to grow, technological possibilities of online gaming are endless. Some are already beginning to take shape. (Image: News18 Creative)
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first published: Jul 24, 2020 03:57 pm

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