In case you hadn’t noticed, mobile gaming is on the rise. In fact, it’s such a popular niche right now that even seasoned gamers are starting to spend more time on their mobile devices than they do on their desktops, and that’s saying something. From games to train your brain, to games for when you’re bored, it’s seems that game developers have covered pretty much every angle in gaming. But what are the latest trends that we should look out for in this ever-growing niche?
The move from console to mobile
As we just mentioned, mobile gaming is slowly but surely taking over the entire gaming industry. With the latest tech now at their disposal, game developers are now able to create console-quality games that can be played on a mobile device. Now, lovers of the Sony PSP or the Nintendo DS will know that this has been possible for quite some time, but the reality is that it is only in the last few years that smartphone makers have moved with the times and brought high-end graphics and processing power to their customers.
This means that over the coming months and years we’ll see more and more high-end game releases played on mobile devices. It’s even a distinct possibility that some developers may shift their marketing focus to mobile releases as opposed to the console versions. Who’d have thought it?
Poker is going mobile
It’s no secret that online poker has been growing at an incredible rate in the last decade. What was once considered a hobby game for amateur players is now something of a training ground for elite pros. This change of attitude towards online tournaments and qualifying satellites has changed the game considerably, leading to that incredible market growth we just mentioned.