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Top Four Digital Entertainment Trends for 2021

Published: 29th December 2020 10:05

 

If we weren’t grateful for the internet before 2020, we most certainly are now. When social distancing and lockdowns left us starved of company and yearning for entertainment, the online community stepped up. Thanks to innovative technology and creative minds, we’ve managed to forge new ways of connecting with friends, enjoying the arts, and learning new skills. Digital entertainment has helped to keep us somewhat sane throughout the pandemic, and although there is light at the end of the tunnel, we predict that people will be living life in a digital bubble for some time to come. With that in mind, we put our heads together to come up with the digital entertainment trends that we think will shape 2021.

Online Gambling

Year after year, more and more people are drawn to online casinos because the games keep getting better and better, and the chance of winning a life-changing sum of money is very real. Thanks to strict licencing and state-of-the-art security systems, gambling sites are safer than ever, and the games are regularly audited to ensure fair play. Just a quick glance at this website will reveal a huge number of excellent quick payout casinos and is testament to how might the industry has become. The online casino industry is always at the forefront when it comes to utilising innovative technology, and we think 2021 will bring some exciting new gaming concepts. Virtual Reality is the buzz word when it comes to 2021 casino trends, so look out for fully functionals VR casinos and atmospheric VR live casino games.

eSports

The buzz around eSports has steadily been getting louder and louder every year. In 2021, we expect to hear it get even louder. Games like Counter Strike: Global Offensive, League of Legends, and Dota have attracted huge attention, so much so that major tournaments (with massive cash prizes) take place every year to facilitate the growing number of professional players. Unlike traditional sporting events, an eSports event is not affected by lockdowns or social distancing because players can participate from the safety of their own homes. The games are played online, and the tournaments can be live streamed to a global audience. The top players are making a fortune, and they are treated like superstars. 2020 has seen video gaming go through the roof in terms of numbers, which means there will be plenty of up-and-coming superstars ready to compete in the eSport big leagues in 2021.

Social Media Video

The social media video superstar is a real thing. Our obsession with social media is here to stay, but what we do within it has changed. We predict that 2021 is the year the social media video concept will truly come into its own. The popularity of social media platforms like Tik Tok and Instagram Reels is testament to the fact that we want to watch short, entertaining videos, and we don’t care who makes them. It turns out we’ll celebrate anyone who makes us laugh or cry in one minute or less. Get ready for more video stars to storm our social media feeds. Or perhaps consider getting in on the action and producing your own videos? Who knows, you could be the next Addison Rae.

Podcast Events

The humble podcast became a lifeline for a huge number of people during 2020. It’s possible to find a podcast on almost every subject imaginable. Even celebrities have jumped in on the action. It’s estimated that there are approximately 30 million podcasts available on the net, and that just over 80 million Americans now listen to a weekly podcast. The beauty of a podcast is that is always available, unlike a radio show (the predecessor to the podcast). A podcast can be created in a safe, socially distanced, space, and a podcast can be downloaded and listened to from any device – perfect for the pandemic era. The predicted trend for 2021 is the ‘Podcast Event’. This type of podcast will allow people to listen in to a real-time event – think comic book conventions, sporting events, book fairs, or trade fairs – from the point of view of the podcaster.  

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