|YouTube has recently released a list of its most-watched video games of 2019. The list shows that the games with online communities are able to use the video-sharing platform to flourish even years after a game's release / Photo by: Ink Drop via Shutterstock|
YouTube has recently released a list of its most-watched video games of 2019. The list shows that the games with online communities are able to use the video-sharing platform to flourish even years after a game's release. The list was filled with old video games that were not released during the year, such as Minecraft and League of Legends, which both celebrated their 10th anniversary this year.
Business Insider, an American business magazine, explained that the games' YouTube popularity shows how gaming has evolved throughout the years. League of Legends became a pioneer in the concept of video games as a service, as it provides an online portal for competitive play and socializing at the same time. The game also became popular for providing its players with regular updates to keep them excited and engaged. Since League of Legends is now one of the most popular esports in the world, its dedicated fans are also spending hours watching League of Legends matches on YouTube every day.
YouTube’s most-watched video games are usually in some form of online multiplayer, but all of them are totally free-to-play. The video-sharing service company is said to be helpful in keeping these huge, international gaming communities engaged, informed, and excited about news updates, strategies, and the world’s best players. These are some of the best-watched video games on YouTube this year.
YouTube recently unveiled its latest Rewind video, as it offers an almost entirely insufferable, run-down of the things viewers have fixated on the most over the last 12 months. The clear winner, still holding off the competition over a decade after its original release, is Minecraft.
Developed by Mojang, Minecraft remains the much-loved survival sandbox adventure that beat Fortnite to number one by over 40 billion video views, according to a report by Eurogamer, a website that provides articles about the latest video game platforms today. The game managed to garner a staggering 100.2 billion views this year. When controversial YouTuber Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg returned to his Minecraft roots in a video he posted in June this year, it attracted over 34 million views.
Since that video, PewDiePie has regularly returned to Minecraft, and other big-name YouTubers like Sean “Jacksepticeye” McLoughlin also followed in his footsteps, helping Minecraft beat Fortnite in terms of video views for the first time since January 2017. Minecraft has undoubtedly helped some of today’s biggest YouTubers find and strengthen their following.
|Developed by Mojang, Minecraft remains the much-loved survival sandbox adventure that beat Fortnite to number one by over 40 billion video views / Photo by: hobbymb via Flickr|
Fortnite is consistently in the top gaming videos on Youtube in 2019. Even if it wasn’t the most popular video game in 2019, the game remained popular as it played host to a massive in-game concert performed by DJ Marshmello, which was watched more than 44 million times on the video-sharing platform.
Most people assumed that Fortnite would dominate the video gaming charts this year since almost every teen is playing it. However, the truth is that none of the other battle royale games are capable of beating a blocky survival game which continues to capture the attention of young kids even years after its release.
“Fortnite has certainly been a massive contributor to the growth of gaming [but] Minecraft is still out biggest game globally,” Ryan Wyatt, YouTube’s director of gaming content and partnerships, said. Fortnite has had 78 million players, according to a report by The Verge, an American technology news and media network.
|Fortnite is consistently in the top gaming videos on Youtube in 2019 / Photo by: Sergey Galyonkin via Wikimedia Commons|
Grand Theft Auto V
Released in 2013, Grand Theft Auto (GTA) V maintains its prestige. GQ, an international monthly men's magazine, said on their website that the game’s online multiplayer mode and almost endless freedom has prompted a wave of online streamers to watch videos posted of the game on YouTube. Additionally, many of these videos that feature the dumbest and funniest scenes that have happened in GTA V, providing entertainment for even non-gamers.
Grand Theft Auto has a lot of versions. The developer Rockstar Games launched other games under the franchise like GTA Chinatown, Vice City Stories, San Andreas, and a lot more. However, what makes GTA V so popular? GTA is a game that features a world that could never emulate real life.
The player is given the freedom to roam around the game's universe, drive cars on the road, and even hijack cars. But in GTA V, Michael Irving, a freelance video game journalist, mentioned in an article by The Australian, an Australian national news brand, that those options became wider than ever. For example, in GTA V, the player can be challenged to a race by a jogger, which would have been a typical NPC in any other game. The series excels at creating a living and breathing city and allowing its inhabitants to work around the player.
The aforementioned video games are popular for so many reasons. Since the year is ending, there's no better time than now to reminisce on those that you've played or enjoyed watching others play. You might even learn something new along the way!