Spending time on the internet can be stressful at times. You can deal with rude people, trolls, and get into all sorts of arguments. That being said, we also socialize and meet new people, very often we do that through online gaming, or simply on social media and forums. Playing games online has become so popular that it is actually a part of our culture rather than a mere pastime activity. This sphere became so popular, that different movies, conferences, TV-shows, books about gaming, arouse interest among lots of people, not only children, as it used to be. With that in mind, let’s see what are going to be either new trends in this sphere and which of the current trends will persist in the year to come. 


There are lots of versions of poker and lots of sites where we can play this game. Currently, there are around 100 million people that play poker online. A huge chunk of that player base is those who play on social media or mobile apps. Another part of the player base is those who play for real money on the online casino side or platforms and who can get free chips through various promotions that are available on these sites. There are also websites solely dedicated to real money poker, and online tournaments.


When it comes to slots it’s extremely difficult to gauge the accurate number of people who are playing. It counts in billions and some only do it once in a blue moon whereas others play these games regularly. Once again the emergence of online casino sites brought this experience to people all over the world. Because they are easy to access and have lots of bonuses for beginners, many decide to give these games a try. 

eSports Titles

Another huge part of the gaming market comes in the form of eSports, and the whole competitive aspect of this activity is what’s going to make it relevant in the years to come. Moreover, these games can really bring people together and allow them to support good causes. Repeatedly, gamers have managed to raise funds for charitable causes or even protest against injustice. So, even though the community can be really toxic at times we need to remember that good things also come out of this as well. 

New RPGs

Finally, we have some new MMORPGs on the horizon that are definitely going to be all the rage in 2022. Ashes of Creation is a highly anticipated release, but there is also Hogwarts Legacy, which will allow players to explore the world of Harry Potter, and play as the Hogwarts student. Harry Potter franchise has fans all over the world, so a lot of people can’t wait to put on a sorting hat, get into one of the 4 houses, and uncover all of the magical mysteries of this iconic school for wizards.


This is what online gaming is going to look like next year, and as you can see there are not a lot of significant changes. Luckily, all of the current games will get new patches and updates that serve as a breath of fresh air and change up things a bit.