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The Next 10

We’re celebrating Polygon’s 10th anniversary by looking at the future of the things we cover, with new stories and guest contributions all week

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The censorship wars have only just begun

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Traveling through time to see future Pokémon, with Mr. Boop creator Alec Robbins

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Fortnite is turning into a digital theme park

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Where is horror going? We asked Barbarian director Zach Cregger

In 10 years, gamers will use AI prompts to build what they play

Predicting the future of games is a fool’s errand, but let’s try anyway

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RRR director S.S. Rajamouli: To save movie theaters, we have to deliver

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In 10 years, you’ll make holographic games with your friends on the fly

Polygon’s editor in chief predicts life in 2032

Ikaruga artist Yasushi Suzuki illustrates a game from the future with hints of the past

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BioShock concept artist Robb Waters designs futuristic VR bodysuits

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Do a Powerbomb creator Daniel Warren Johnson illustrates the scary future of corporate consolidation

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Microtransactions are coming for your TV shows

Prince of Persia creator Jordan Mechner draws a futuristic game console

Marvel has the blueprints to keep its mega-franchise going for 100 years

One day, we’ll all play Red Dead just by thinking about it

The next decade of Critical Role is about paying it forward

The Next 10 main illustration: Myriam Wares

In celebration of Polygon’s 10 year anniversary, we’ve decided to do it up right with a special issue we’re calling The Next 10. But rather than look back, we’re looking forward, deep into the future.

What will gaming and entertainment look like in the year 2023? Don’t just take our word for it. We’ve brought in internationally-renowned artists, visionaries, game designers, and directors to imagine what the future will look like in the stuff we care about.

From the Marvel Cinematic Universe to Fortnite, from Pokémon to scary movies, we’ve got the experts telling us where they think everything is going. We’re just along for the ride.