I still remember that night when I stumbled upon a job opportunity on one of my favorite tech blogs. It was 3 AM, and I was just browsing the news until I saw that the blog was looking for a writer for MobiGaming. I did not hesitate to apply.
That was the start of my journey as a mobile gaming journalist. Today, I am writing my 999th article for MobiGaming, a blog that I have been loyal to for more than three and a half years.
Mobile Gaming and Me
The next few years of smartphones are just performance
Performance is the major element that smartphone manufacturers will keep improving. Display, battery, speakers, etc.; how far can you go? But with performance, the sky is the limit.
For the proof of my words, take the iPhone 15 Pro series as an example. Apple spent minutes just talking about the GPU advancements. This year the tech giant highlighted USB-C and titanium, but soon they will be out of new words and may only highlight the new processor of devices.
What this means for game developers
What this means for the gaming industry is that the developers will be at ease. They will be confident in announcing their new AAA game to smartphones together with PCs and consoles.
We have already seen this happening as flagship titles like Assassin’s Creed Mirage and the Resident Evil franchise are coming to iPhone 15 Pro. Soon this will be on a bigger scale.
Mobile will support all major AAA game titles in the next few years
Have you seen a single person without a smartphone? You cannot operate in 2023 without it.
Does it mean there are more mobile users than PC and console owners combined? Probably.
Soon enough game developers will be forced to release their titles on mobile. Plus, a mid-range smartphone typically costs $200 and it is already quite capable. In the next few years, there is no doubt that these phones will be even stronger.
Will mobile gaming destroy PC and console gaming?
No, mobile gaming should not be compared to PC or console gaming. It is just another form of gaming with its own pros and cons.
In a nutshell, mobile gaming holds potential. It no longer falls into a “niche” category but it is a huge phenomenon with a much bigger audience.
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