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Congratulations to SpaceRanger, our third day winner!
On the fourth day, the question we have for you is "What game concept from this generation do you feel has shown an advancement in the gaming industry compared to previous generations?"
First, what? You thought all these questions would be easy?
Second, for me, it's been the continuing evolution of cross-style games. AC Odyssey isn't just a stealth assassination game anymore, it's an RPG that allows you to decide how you want to play, even if it's as a stealthy assassin. Fortnite isn't just a survival building game, it evolved to combine those with with Battle Royale MP. Red Dead Redemption 2 combined cowboy action with horse riding simulator (I kid, I kid... I think...).
I believe by continuing to create cross-style genres we're not only giving people the games they like to play but adding flexibility, better storytelling capabilities, and showing that there's more to learn rather than doing what many companies have done, which is stay in their wheelhouse only because people keep buying those games at their most basic level. But, eventually, there's only so much you can do with the same concept. You need to evolve it. And, the best thing is, none of this blending erases old games. Those games we loved as they were? They still exist.
So, bring on Forza-armeggedon.