Even though mobile gaming has a ways to go before it’s just like playing on a desktop or console, it’s inching closer every year – and it might grow in leaps and bounds in 2020.
Why? AAA publishers are getting good at translating their AAA franchises to mobile, but the onset of 5G and cloud gaming could elevate mobile gaming across the board.
At E3 2019, we talked to publishers, game developers and phonemakers about their products and projects to get a hint at what’s coming for mobile gaming in 2020.
The top-level observations aren’t too surprising: the dependable recipe for success is to make new titles from old but well-known IPs or craft mobile versions of already-popular desktop/console franchises. With so many games out there, new titles have to be platform-savvy and a bit tailored to their audience’s regional tastes.
Overall, mobile gaming in the next year will slowly iterate on lessons learned – but the industry is also looking ahead [...]