The past few decades have seen massive changes to the way we consume various forms of entertainment. Whether it’s books, films, television, games or anything in between, digital technology has made it easier than ever to find and enjoy the kind of content we like the most. This growing accessibility has led to a massively growing entertainment industry which is now worth over $100 billion.
No matter what kind of entertainment you enjoy, you can surely agree that it’s better than ever as well as easier to access. As technology continues to improve, the entertainment industry will find new ways to amaze and captivate their audiences, leading to ever more exciting forms of entertainment. We’ve made a list of some of the most compelling trends in the industry to take a closer look at the future of entertainment.
Gambling has always been popular all over the world, and online gambling has really taken off in recent years thanks to better technology and regulations. Gambling will continue to grow but become more regulated. Already we see the changes in countries like Germany where the government enforces strict control over online casino activities.
Modern online casinos offer a huge range of games that can’t be found at brick and mortar establishments and look to bridge the gap between online and in-person gambling through live casino games. The future of online gambling could see augmented reality and even virtual reality coming into use, making online casinos even more immersive and exciting to play at.
Computer Generated Imagery (CGI) has been around for decades now, and the technology has only gotten better as computers have become more powerful and the artists have gotten more skilled. CGI techniques are used for everything from creating incredibly lifelike monsters to making actors look older and designing futuristic-looking worlds. One of the latest trends in films and even music productions is to use CGI to create incredibly lifelike animations of stars who have passed away.
Recent Star Wars films used CGI to bring back performances from Peter Cushing and Carrie Fisher after they passed away, and fans were stunned at the incredible likeness of the end result. In other cases, CGI has been used to allow deceased artists such as Tupac and Amy Winehouse to perform alongside the current generation of musicians. As the technology improves, we expect this trend to become incredibly popular, although it does raise ethical questions.
More On-Demand Content
The internet has given consumers more control over the kind of content they watch and when they get to watch it. No longer do they have to thumb through TV guides or remember to record their upcoming show. Everything is now available online at the click of a button, thanks to streaming services. As platforms such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime become more popular, the need for on-demand content grows. This has even led to blockbuster movie releases being launched on streaming services, cutting out cinemas and giving fans more control over when they watch.
More on-demand content is ultimately better for consumers, and it also improves the potential revenue of the creators. Those creating films and TV shows don’t need to worry about fans not being able to tune in at certain times and can fully focus on making the kind of content that they know fans will enjoy. Streaming platforms also gain information about viewers, which can then be used to create more shows that a wider range of people will enjoy. As more data on consumer viewer habits become available, these platforms will get better at creating and recommending content tailored to individual users.