2021 was quite an eventful year. There were a lot of things that happened in the gaming world and for me personally. It had its ups and downs as all years do. But this year had some big news and I followed very bit of it. So, here’s a recap of what happened and what it may mean for the future.
Xbox Bought Bethesda
This is the big one. Bethesda was bought by Xbox, which meant most of the publisher’s games were added to Game Pass. Microsoft also gave the former publisher the funding they need to keep making great games. We saw it coming as Bethesdaand Xbox had many preceding partnerships. Finally, they sealed the deal. This was news for awhile and I’m curious to see how it plays out in the future.
Call of Duty and Battlefield Took A hit (While Halo Soared
Call of Duty: Vanguard and Battlefield 2042 were met with outcry by die hard fans. Now more than ever, people believe that the franchises have lost their allure. On the other side of the spectrum, Halo Infinite soared upon its release. It’s interesting to me because Call of Duty is regurgitating the same thing over and over while Battlefield tried something new and fell flat on its face. Maybe, there is no pleasing fans?
New Fortnite Chapter
Fortnite got a new chapter this year which revolutionised the game yet again with a new map and new mechanics, further proving that Epic Games has hit the nail on the head with their battle royale game.
New World Came and Went
Amazon’s MMORPG New World which looked so cool came along and then quickly came under fire as the game’s end game content was flawed. I haven’t played it myself because I’m worried it melts my laptop as it has been doing to the graphics cards of big rigs. Hopefully, the MMORPG is just on shaky feet during it’s early days which is something we sometimes see with these sorts of games.
Personally, I feel this year was big gaming wise. I got a new laptop earlier this year and I was introduced to Steam and their insane sales, which have corroded my bank account to the point that… they’re making me broke, okay!
These were just some of the main events of 2021 and I’m looking forward to seeing what 2022 holds!
So, here’s to another 365 days of gaming.