One of the things that I try to read up on first whenever I hear about a new game is the setting. For example, I was fairly intrigued about Prey (2017) when I learned that it was set in an alternate timeline where certain events in the Cold War unfolded differently. Sadly for me, that concept ended up being more-or-less just an aesthetic choice. Then of course you have games like the Elder Scrolls, where there are thousands of years of history preceding the events of the actual games. Then there is the Endless universe, where magic and technology are indistinguishable at different stages of history in the setting. However, some things have been overdone. Post-apocalypse, generic fantasy, and futuristic dystopia are some examples, to name a few.
What would you like to see more of in games? Is there something that you think could be interesting for the premise of a game that has not yet been done? This isn’t just restricted to fictional/fantastical settings. We have been seeing more games (almost exclusively indie) that are situated around modern experiences and social issues. Heck, if Train Simulator or My Summer Car are the types of games you want to see more of, then talk about it here.