Popular Online Video Games of 2019
The 3 Most Popular Online Video Games of 2019 So Far
In general, online games are on the rise. This year, the value of the online gaming industry for the PC platform alone is expected to reach nearly 34 billion USD. And in the U.S. alone, there are more than 50 million console gamers. But which titles are taking the most attention? Take a look below.
1) Apex Legends
This free-to-play online game is the only one on the list that was actually released in 2019. But even if it entered the gaming market only in February, it had already amassed a huge player base: Apex Legends already has 50 million players, with half of those coming in the first week alone.
But what is it’s secret? For one, it’s another battle royal game just like Fornite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. Some gamers might be tired of the overwhelming popularity of the battle royale genre, but it’s hard to deny how fun and unpredictable every game can be.
Will Apex Legends continue its meteoric rise? Most likely. Respawn Entertainment already said that they plan to have the game on other platforms such as iOS and Android. No matter which device you use, however, don’t forget to keep your online activities secure through the use of a VPN personal hotspot.
This game has been around for almost two years, but it seems like it’s not going anywhere. After all, it has 125 million players — more than the entire population of some countries. Last year, Fortnite earned 2.4 billion USD in revenue. Even if you don’t play the game, you know about it and its dance trends.
But is it any different than other battle royale games? Yes. It arguably has a less brutal or serious aesthetic than other titles. Plus, it has game modes like Fortnite: Save the World and Fortnite Creative. The former is a player-versus-environment mode while the latter is pretty much the sandbox version.
3) League of Legends
Battle royal games may be all the rage these days, but that doesn’t mean multiplayer online batter area (MOBA) titles aren’t faring well. Dota 2 still has the biggest grand prize every year. League of Legends (LoL) is often one of the top-viewed games on the streaming platform Twitch.
And just last year, nearly 20 million people watched the 2018 Mid-Season Invitational. It’s a truly competitive game that rewards skill and teamwork — just like the first two games.
The year is just starting. Who knows which titles will capture a good chunk of the online gaming crowd? Gaming conferences are just over the horizon, with publishers and developers ready to release new titles.