This year remarkably marks both 20 years into the millennium and the start of another decade. As well as sounding incredibly futuristic, it is also a good time to look at the year ahead and predict upcoming trends.
Here we look at some of the things that we can expect to see in the gaming industry in the year 2020.
Branded slot titles
Big-name slots are becoming ever more popular with players, and this is being shown in the blockbuster releases from the biggest game developers. Blockbuster generally refers to slot games that are branded and based on major films, games or, in the case of Ozzy Osbourne, people.
The last few years have been a golden period for such releases, with huge TV hits such as Narcos (NetEnt) and Game of Thrones (Microgaming) being reimagined for the small screen. Both are packed with a great array of features to ensure that they will entertain fanatical followers of the series and newbies alike.
The success of these games means that this is a trend that is surely going to continue for the foreseeable future and it will be interesting to see what developers have planned.
The continuation of mobile-first games
This is a trend that will surprise absolutely nobody that is remotely tech-savvy. Mobile devices are becoming increasingly popular across all ages, with even the older generation regularly reaching for a handset.
With that in mind - plus the fact that devices are getting more powerful and reliable - game developers frequently now make slots with mobile users in mind. Even the most elaborate graphics will still work like clockwork on a bigger desktop screen, but they have been designed to be enjoyed at your fingertips - which is ideal if you like to play while on the go.
With technological advances, 2020 could be the year that VR (virtual reality) becomes more widespread in casino games.
New casinos launching
There will undoubtedly be multiple brand new casino sites that are launched this year. There will be those that offer an all-round great user experience, and others that are focussed on getting you to make a deposit and nothing else.
It is, therefore, wise to take advantage of comparison sites to help you find a website that is suited to your needs - and Slotsia is one of the strongest around. Slotsia’s exciting new casinos are displayed as they are launched in 2020 and show easy-to-read pros and cons, along with the welcome bonus that is on offer.
Even better welcome bonuses
When registering at a casino website as a new player you can usually expect a generous bonus match, which boosts your first deposit, or some free spins - or both, if you are lucky.
The launch of new brands means that casinos are competing for your custom and are prepared to be generous with their offer. This means that it is a players’ market and the power is with you to choose.
A good tip from us is to spend some time researching a website to see reviews from fellow players, which games and providers are available and, crucially, to check the Ts&Cs for wagering requirements, which determine how fast you can cash out any winnings.
Above we have covered a few of the things that we can realistically expect to see more of in 2020, based on the trends of the last few years. All of these are exciting changes if you are a fan of casino games; however, you never know - something fresh and interesting could come out of the blue and impress us all!