5 years from now...
Stardock and Valve merge.
Impulse and Steam merge into Impulsive-Steam.
Will use Impulse's GOO.
Half-Life 2: Episode Three still NOT released.
Left 4 Dead 2 announced -- and will be twice as short.
Duke Nukem Five to be developed by Remedy Games for Take Two.
Alan Wake still NOT released.
Apple-EA-Bioware announce Mass Effect 3.
CD Projekt announces The Witcher 3.
GOG is still DRM-free.
Richard Garriott buys rights to Ultima series and releases them all on GOG.
Atari announces that Obsidian will develop Baldur's Gate 3.
Current format for all games will be Sony's Red-Ray.
Fable 3 for X720 and Black & White 3 PC announced by Lionhead.
Bethesda announces Fallout 5, shortly after releasing TES V's second "retail" expansion. classic Fallout fans everywhere groan AGAIN. Self proclaimed "real" Fallout fans (I.E. Fallout 3 and beyond) rejoice, as do Bethesda fanbois.
Blizzard releases the expansion for Diablo III, and announce their next two titles: Starcraft III and The Lost Vikings Ride Again. Blizzard fanbois everywhere have to replace their shorts.
while Valve has not yet released Halflife 2, episode 3. They HAVE released Portal 2, Team Fortress 3, and announced 4, and are rumored to be working on the HalfLife RPG. This rumor is actually part of an elaborate April fools prank.
By popular demand, with large amounts of funding, the guys from Troika get back together and produce a sequel to Arcanum (due to the ever increasing popularity of Steampunk). Sadly, they succumb to the industry pressure to make it a Western RPG, the game sells incredibly, fans of Arcanum decry it as horrible, while the modern schmuck gamers proclaim it as pure awesome ungodly superb. the truth lies somewhere in between. (like Fallout 3)
This leads Troika too rise as another power player in the industry, something like Blizzard. In about 5 more years they have 3 more titles, including Arcanum Online.