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We’ve come a long way, baby. Long gone are the days when gaming was a niche or “nerdy” pastime. Today, this multi-billion dollar industry boasts some of the best creative talent you’ll find anywhere. From brilliant writers to genius artists, developers, and so many more, gaming is becoming a mainstream entertainment channel loved around the world.

And the best part? Gaming is still growing, and growing fast. In such a fast-paced, creative medium, trends can take shape in days, not months or years. From cloud gaming to AI, esports and more, there’s plenty to be excited about in gaming’s near future.

Check out these six 2023 gaming trends to watch out for and to find ways to take your own gaming to the next level. 

2023 Gaming Trends

Person playing chess against AI robot

Artificial Intelligence: With new developments announced almost daily, artificial intelligence has arrived and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. From game writers using AI-generated plots and dialogue to AI-empowered art generation and voiceover work, the future is essentially limitless.


Person playing game with VR headset

Virtual Reality: Virtual reality has been in our gamer imaginations since we slipped on our Power Gloves, and it’s only going to get bigger. With the introduction of increasingly accessible VR headsets and advanced gaming technology, immersive VR gaming is primed to become a major trend in the coming years.


Woman playing in League of Legends gaming tournament

Esports: Competitive gaming, or “Esports,” has been on the rise for the past few years. Millions of people around the world tuned in to watch the League of Legends final, outpacing even some traditional sports. As more people tune in to watch professional gamers compete, the Esports industry is expected to become a multi-million dollar franchise in the coming years. We predict that Esports will be one of the top gaming trends of the next decade!


Person playing Candy Crush on mobile phone

Mobile Gaming: Still think mobile games are just for crushing candies? The mobile gaming market is booming, with more people playing truly creative games on their smartphones than ever. This is a global trend, especially in developing countries, where gamers may not have access to expensive systems, or powerful gaming PCs. This trend is only going to accelerate as most game developers are now designing with a mobile-friendly framework in mind.


Gallery of gaming controllers and consoles

Cross-Platform Gaming: Remember wishing you could play your friend’s Nintendo games on your PlayStation 2? This dream of the 90s is quickly becoming a reality for many gamers, no matter what system they play. Cross-platform gaming is becoming more common, allowing gamers to play with friends on different devices. This trend will only continue to grow, as developers focus on creating video games that can be played on multiple platforms, and allowing studios to reach more customers than ever. 

Kratom for Gaming 

Are we biased? Maybe. But are we wrong? Definitely not! We believe that more and more players will discover how kratom can improve their gaming experience

Users often report that kratom gives them a sense of clarity and motivation. As more gamers try kratom for the first time, top-quality kratom could become a popular addition to gaming sessions worldwide.

Available in easy, mess-free capsules, liquid kratom extract shots, and pure kratom leaf, MIT45 has made our name on leading the kratom industry forward. 


The gaming industry has come a long way and has transformed into a multi-billion dollar industry with access to leading technologies, talent, and resources to tell creators’ stories. But so have gamers and the gaming experience in general. And as a leader in responsible kratom, MIT45 can be an excellent addition to your gaming experience.

Check out the rest of our blog to learn more about making MIT45 kratom a part of your lifestyle


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Paterson G. Gaming Trends in 2023. Little Black Book. Published February 2023.

Field Level Media. Worlds 2022 smashes viewership record. Reuters. Published November 2022.

Stuart Oldroyd

Since discovering their benefits in his own life, Stuart’s passion has become learning about and sharing plant medicine benefits with the world. When not writing (with too many tabs open), you can find him in the sauna, hiking in the mountains, or traveling for street food.