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The current generation has seen the steepest increase in video game popularity in history With an increase in public interest companies have expanded the budgets of their games though the deficit is more than compensated for with a huge increase in sales The amount of money that circulates in the video game market has made the industry a giant over timeBased on figures by Usher 2011 the world market revenue at 52 billion in 2009 is expected to increase to 86 billion in 2014 The growth of the industry has made now the optimal time for a developer to design a gameAlso according to Usher 2011 in North America consolehandheld games should increase from 107 billion in 2009 to 144 billion in 2014 Meanwhile PC games are projected to decrease to 514 million in 2014 from 601 million in 2009 Consoles and handheld games appear to be crowding out PC games The decline in PC games supports my decision to steer away from a desktop game My game will also be tailored for consoles rather than handheld due to the lack of processing power and graphics abilitiesStatistics from Etherington-Smith 2011 show that action shooter and roll playing are all in the top 5 best selling video game genres for consoles in 2010 Also in Cifaldi 2013 the top 10 video games in the US were littered with action shooter and RPG titles These statistics coupled with the fact that these genres are my favorites have prompted me to create an action roll-playing shooter of my ownSome notable titles of the genres are Halo Gears of War Mass Effect Call of Duty Bioshock Fallout The Elder Scrolls and Grand Theft Auto These series and individual games each have similarities and differences that make them stand out and become widely accepted For instance Halo has introduced an arsenal of new and remixed weapons in a galaxy containing several types of friendly and hostile aliens Gears of War
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