The Gripe Vine: What Comes After FPS?

Anyone who’s been through a few generations of hardware is going to know that what CGM says next is not craziness, it’s inevitability, and that inevitability is the decline of the first person shooter as the dominant genre. This is just the passage of time and the changing of tastes at work. The same sort of thinker today that might insist “The FPS will rule forever, and ever, and ever, and nothing will ever dethrone its popularity” is probably similar to the sort of person that believed fighters in the 90s would rule forever. Yes, that’s right, the FPS has not been the dominant genre since time immemorial. In fact quite a few genres ruled the roost before the FPS ever took the throne, but this is something younger gamers might not remember.

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