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Adrenaline junkies play a part in game programming by 2030.

Later City News: Adrenaline junkies can expect to see VR and augmented reality play a part in game programming in 2030.

Players can trial and ride exciting new roller-coasters via augmented reality simulators that will take up a fraction of the space, and cost, of the real-life equivalent.

Ten years from now, you may be still setting aside money for the latest PlayStation, Xbox, or Nintendo system. "It’s likely that consoles will still be around, with more of a niche presence (like gaming PCs) for the hardcore who wants the fastest and most graphically pure experience," said Michael Pachter, an analyst for Wedbush Securities.

However, he sees each generation of video game consoles likely selling fewer units, with each likely only one-half to three-fourths as large as the previous generation. At the same time, the global addressable market for games will increase tenfold and game sales will double by 2030, Pachter estimates.