What's Next For Video Games After A Banner Year In 2017?04:59
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Visitors play Mario Odyssey video game at the Nintendo stand at the Paris Games Week in Paris, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. (Kamil Zihnioglu/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
Visitors play Mario Odyssey video game at the Nintendo stand at the Paris Games Week in Paris, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. (Kamil Zihnioglu/AP)

The video games industry had a banner year in 2017, hailed by industry insiders and journalists as one of the most remarkable periods in the medium's history — both for the wide array of games, and for the increasingly diverse audiences they attracted.

Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti takes a look at what's next for the hobby after a year of acclaim with Austin Walker (@austin_walker) of Vice Media's video games outlet Waypoint.

This segment aired on January 12, 2018.

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