Top-8 Blockchain Gaming Trends in 2023

Buenos dias, my dear entrepreneurs, did you miss Dealan’s business tips? Today, I will disclose another secret of a successful startup: make sure to get caught in a trend. Because trends mean attention — the most precious currency in the 21st century. This is particularly true for the Metaverse, the industry that keeps attracting millions of crypto enthusiasts, gamers and people seeking new social interaction experiences.

So, what to expect from metaverses in 2023? Let me tell you about the hottest trends that you will be able to capitalize on.

Cryptocurrency and NFTs are still not widely used, but as the blockchain gaming industry is gaining traction, more and more individuals and businesses will probably embrace it. Others even forecast that mainstream adoption would happen by the end of 2023 or at the start of 2024.

What is clear is that blockchain gaming will continue to be at the center of cryptocurrency and NFT adoption in 2023. Since players are always searching for fresh and intriguing games and concepts to test, blockchain-based projects can become an entry point into the cryptocurrency world. More than that — they can show both players and investors that blockchain gaming is about fun, not money-making only.

Endless NFT projects and popular play-to-earn projects like Stepn and Axie Infinity have failed investors — now many of them are regarded as Ponzi schemes. Now, the crypto community is starting to prioritize user experience over potential gains.

Players have already tried such concepts as play-to-earn, play-and-earn, and then — play-and own — none of them lived up to the community’s expectations. Blockchain games with a thought-through gameplay and long-term rewards are becoming the new hype, as well as the free-to-play concept in blockchain gaming market. When it comes to blockchain gaming, players start seeking new-generation games with a healthy approach to the economy — this is where comes onto the scene.

The use of decentralized autonomous organizations in games is another upcoming trend in blockchain gaming. Although DAOs are not a new idea, they can be applied in new ways in the blockchain gaming industry and further fuel the development of Web3 games.

A DAO is, to put it simply, a structure type where all decisions are made decentralized. In addition, a DAO may be created on blockchains and lives independently. Members of the group, also known as token holders or investors, take part in management and decision-making and work toward a shared objective.

Play-to-earn games that include these organizations provide players the opportunity to offer ideas, invest in prospective ventures, and perhaps even participate in metaverse creation. It enables players to transition from passive customers of major gaming corporations to engaged community members who are eligible to shape key choices.

Although metaverses in their current shape are far from fully-immersive worlds, we are still slowly approaching this concept. Most metaverses are built on blockchain technology and heavily rely on this industry and macroeconomic factors. Take, for example, Sandbox and Decentraland — two most popular projects in 2021–2022 — their popularity and profitability have significantly declined amid the crypto winter.

That means crypto projects and metaverse creators will need an additional catalyst for promotion and development. Guess what it might be? Of course, marketing. There’s no better way to spread the word about your project than collaborating with already existing super-popular brands. Such giants as Nike, Samsung, Coca-Cola, Wendy’s, Gucci, and Adidas have already partnered with metaverses, and we will see more virtual advertisement campaigns down the road.

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In comparison with games for PC or smartphones, the number of blockchain games available is currently quite small. There are around 2,000 games that use blockchain technology, according to DappRadar.

Furthermore, even some of the most popular play-to-earn games aren’t really games in the sense that the word is often used because they are primarily concerned with the earning part and have little to no actual playability. That is largely due to the fact that teams or businesses with no prior gaming experience or expertise created them.

But things are starting to change. We anticipate that throughout 2023, there will be an increase in the number of blockchain games that are enjoyable to play rather than merely about making money. is the case in point: it’s not about chasing money, it’s about top-notch playing experience and tons of fun!

Additionally, we observe a rise in the number of AAA-style games released. Illuvium, Guild of Guardians, Sidus Heroes, and Big Time, for instance, all offer to deliver top-notch blockchain gaming experiences that can compete with those of conventional PC, console, and smartphone games.

These second-generation blockchain games are evidence of how the gaming industry is developing and maturing. Additionally, by drawing in more players and investors, high-quality games are crucial for boosting the growth of the blockchain gaming sector.

Some games allow players to acquire land as well as game characters and different game objects in the form of NFTs. In 2022, this sparked a boom in virtual real estate and increased demand for land in blockchain and metaverse games.

The market for virtual real estate will expand further and be worth $5.95 billion by 2028, as projected by the Vantage Market Research. Development in other fields, including VR, AR and metaverse gaming, will only add to this trend.

It should be noted that virtual land may be used for a variety of purposes other than simply allowing one to stake tokenized lots and generate passive income or own a piece of property they can sell for a profit.

Landowners can also construct buildings, host virtual events, harvest resources, organize contests and battles, adorn their property, and so on. Hence, virtual property will be viewed as more than another token — this is a sort of space that enables players to realize their creative potential. This is particularly true for where startups need offices, and San Crypto is a large tycoon center.

One trend has been evolving for about two years so far, and it will be more crucial than ever in 2023. I’m talking about communities in general and community development in blockchain games in particular. Remember I told you that attention is the most precious currency? Communities are the key to breeding it.

It is evident from examining popular play-to-earn projects like Axie Infinity or Alien Worlds that the players, supporters, and investors in these ventures are the key to their success. By spreading the word about the project and being devoted throughout the implementation of its roadmap, communities will be the major driving force behind blockchain games.

Skeptics view NFTs as nothing more than attractive images with no practical use. It’s not ungrounded since millions of NFT collections have neither utility, nor value.

When it becomes more evident that NFTs can have use cases beyond art, both in virtual and real life, 2023 is expected to be the year that disproves them.

Most notably, NFTs are crucial to play-to-earn economies, but play a complementary role in blockchain games. However, a lot of blockchain games begin as NFT projects. Therefore, it is not surprising that blockchain games are also known as NFT games.

In these games, game characters and game stuff like weapons and skins are represented by NFTs that players may exchange on online markets. This establishes the foundation for the game’s economy and creates the possibility that the game will be profitable for both the creators and the players. NFTs may also be utilized to grant players access to premium materials, airdrops, and even in-game merchandise.

Even people who aren’t actively exploring the blockchain gaming sector are aware that Ethereum is among dominating networks. It can be explained by two reasons in particular: it was the first blockchain to provide technical capacity for game creation, and it makes sure that client data is secure and never leaks.

The ETH blockchain technology is widely used by well-known play-to-earn projects such as Axie Infinity, Gods Unchained, Decentraland, etc. But in 2023, this situation will definitely change. According to experts, the reliance on Ethereum will decline, which will be advantageous for other networks like Solana, Polygon, WAX, and BNB Chain. Why? First, because the Ethereum blockchain is easily accessible to the general public. Secondly, crypto fans are sick and tired of hefty gas fees — it’s time to make blockchain great again and enjoy almost-free transactions.

I hope these insights inspired you and gave you an understanding of where the metaverse industry is going. Trust me: the ones who exploit the metaverse hype in the right way are doomed to make millions. Maybe it will be you?

What do you think about these trends? Maybe there are other tendencies I haven’t noticed yet. Leave your ideas and opinions in the comments!



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