We’ve talked a lot in the past about HQ Trivia and how, in some ways, it ushered in a new generation of live mobile entertainment. Since its release, streaming and interactivity have both advanced astronomically. Today, there are exciting developments for live interactive entertainment that have created entirely new opportunities for and beyond mobile trivia games. Let’s talk about what some of those new opportunities look like today, and what else may be on the horizon.
1. Game Shows
Considering the success and persistence of many popular game show formats throughout time (shows like Jeopardy, Match Game, Deal or No Deal, The Price is Right, Wheel of Fortune, and 1 vs. 100), there is a big opportunity to introduce these game formats to a new generation of consumers. But with fewer people subscribing to cable in favor of on-demand or more personalized entertainment, the approach needs rethinking.
That’s why a live integrated experience that invites the viewer to be part of the fun, combining exciting gameplay, high-quality production, an engaging presenter, and often a live audience, can break through today’s content noise and create an incredibly entertaining and profitable show.
2. Esports and Video Game Live Streaming
Both Esports and video game live streaming are rapidly growing in popularity.
During TwitchCon 2018, the company announced that from that point forward, they would focus on what they called “multiplayer entertainment” — a way of bringing viewers and content creators together through community tools like chat, interactive panels, and stream overlay extensions.
Today, streaming technology has expanded – anyone can create a high-caliber show with consistent quality and wow-factor elements that only the big guys could access before. Today, the opportunities for e-sports and video game streamers of all sizes couldn’t be more exciting.
3. Live sports
Live sporting events are becoming more popular on digital platforms, as people increasingly watch sports on their mobile devices. This trend is being driven by advances in technology that allow for lower latency, detailed game stats, and gamified experiences that combine trivia with match predictions.
Stadiums are also using technology to enhance the live viewing experience for spectators, who can now choose the camera angle, view dynamic graphics featuring player stats and movement, and easily access game highlights. These developments are helping to bring sports closer than ever to digital viewers.
Livery predicts that there will be significant growth in interactive concepts that combine low-latency live streaming with engaging gameplay formats in the near future. These formats, which are being developed by a variety of companies and startups, are expected to shape the future of live entertainment. Keep reading about these trends in our full article here.