The biggest sports gaming stories of 2016

Posted December 30th, 2016 at 11:15 am

Every year it’s important to look back on developments within the sports gaming genre, not just as a reminder of what has happened, but as insight into the direction individual franchises are going and the trends within the industry that will impact them all.

2016 was a year that saw strong efforts across the board from major publishers and more independent developers making their way in to cover the abandoned arcade-style games and various niche sports. The broken release schedule remains a major concern, publishers are still struggling to gain traction in the world of eSports, the return of college sports games don’t appear to be any nearer, and post-release support is providing greater value and longevity to sports games than they’ve ever been able to offer before. Check out summaries of the important news stories and developments from 2016 in the piece written for Sporting News!