5 Ways Video Game Design Has Improved Over the Years.


Video games have come a long way in the last 50 years, from the simple black-and-white screen of Pong to the fully immersive virtual reality of Skyrim. But even compared to its own past, video games are now much more sophisticated and flexible than they used to be. Here’s how they’ve improved:

Improved AI

If you’ve played a video game in the last couple of years, you’ve probably noticed that AI is much better now than it used to be. AI has become more realistic and dynamic, making for a more immersive experience for players. AI can also be more flexible and adaptive, which allows for increased challenge and replayability.

In addition to improved artificial intelligence being more challenging (and therefore exciting), it is also able to respond to your actions more effectively than ever before. This makes playing against an opponent feel even closer to playing against another person—which is one of the best things about playing games in general!

A few examples of this improvement include:

  • Better decision making
  • More reactive behavior

More Realistic Visuals

The visuals of video games have improved over the years in a number of ways. They make the game more immersive, believable, fun and challenging. In addition to this, they are also educational and artistic.

In the early days of video games you had simple blocky graphics with little detail but as technology has improved so too have we been able to see things like textures with depth, lighting effects and shadows which all help make games look much more realistic than they did before when everything was just basic shapes in monochrome colours

Expanded Online Play

Online play has become more common, popular, accessible, complex, social and convenient. It’s now possible to play against people all over the world. You can take your game anywhere with you and never be without it. There are many different types of online games too—there are shooters and RPGs and puzzles, as well as games where players compete against each other in real time. Online gameplay has become so advanced that developers can even add artificial intelligence into their games so that computer-controlled characters will actually react to human players’ movements in real time!

Better Controller Integration

One of the most important aspects of game design is the controller integration. The controller should be an extension of the player and the game itself, which means that it should be intuitive and easy to use, as well as responsive and comfortable. In other words, you shouldn’t have to spend hours learning how to play your game or waiting for actions like loading screens or character movement.

The first step in this process is familiarizing yourself with all of your options before making any decisions about which controls are best suited for your design goals. Some games may benefit from using a traditional joystick, others will benefit from using motion sensors such as accelerometers or gyroscopes (which can determine how far away a controller has moved), while still others might want something more cutting edge like eye tracking technology (which uses infrared light emitted by LED lights on top).

Once you know what kind of input device fits best into your project’s overall concept

Better Storytelling

  • Better storytelling.

This may be the single most important thing that video games have improved upon over the years, and it’s not just because stories are more immersive, complex, and interactive now than they were in the past (though they are). It’s also because of how much better writers and directors have become at using sound to set a mood, music to make a scene feel more poignant or epic; details like this can elevate a game from good to great. And if you have ever played through one of these games yourself then you know that there are few things as satisfying as playing through an amazing story told through images on screen with no dialogue whatsoever—it’s just so cool!

Video game design has become better with time.

Video game design has improved in many ways over the years. The reason for this is because of the improvements in technology and how it can be applied to video games. This means that there are more realistic graphics and better sound effects, which make playing video games an even more enjoyable experience than before.


We’ve come a long way since the days of Pong, but there are still improvements to be made. While this list is far from exhaustive, it should give you an idea of some major improvements in video game design over the years—and we hope that it inspires you to think of a few more yourself!

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