Does pixel art video games still appeal to casual gamers?

There are many people who love video games despite its genre or how its presented from a visual perspective. Everyone knows that before the rise of popularity in 3D gaming we had 2D 8-bit video games from the NES era of 80’s along with the 16-bit graphics during the Super Nintendo/Sega Genesis era. There are many old school gamers who are addicted to classic titles from the 16-bit era along with Game Boy Advance titles which played 32-bit video games during the early 00’s. While 3D gaming has come along way and has evolved beautifully throughout the 00’s and 10’s decade on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One; there were still some hardcore gamers who loved indie games that included pixelated art and gameplay within the past decade. During the 2010’s we got to see the release of titles like Owl Boy, Stardew Valley, Shovel Knight, Scott Pilgrim vs The World and more that were highly praised by various critics and gaming publications. Despite, the successes of a few pixelated video games from the 2010’s hardly any of them received mainstream attention to the same level as a Call of Duty game or Grand Theft Auto V. Even though, games like Stardew Valley and Shovel Knight did receive some mainstream recognition they did not become popular enough to make large video game corporations like Nintendo want to make titles that utilizes a pixelated art style. While pixel art is considered to be obsolete to many people some find more entertaining than 3D games for the PS4 and Xbox One because they feel more like video games than real-life simulation.

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