Why is historical fantasy a hit among gamers?
15 Jun 2023
Why is historical fantasy a hit among gamers?

Between Hogwarts Legacy and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, historical fantasy has come to dominate mainstream gaming discussions in 2023. What exactly is fuelling interest in this genre, and why are players so keen to dive into narratives and worlds that draw inspiration from the past?

Kimberly Voll

Dr. Kimberly Voll is a designer, coder, and researcher focused on cognition, digital social dynamics, games, and AI. She is the co-founder of the Fair Play Alliance.

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