Mobile games have come a long wayin terms of popularity and growthin just a few years’ time. Thanks to portable powerhouse flagships, some of the latest titles can almostrival the graphical prowess of console games, while slightly older, more matured titles have millions of players hooked onto themselves.A true picture of the mobile game industry’s progress becomes evident once we look at the market share held by each gaming platform that’s active in 2023.
Apparently, mobile games generate more revenue for the video gamesindustry (50%plus), than the total revenue generated by all console (28% approx.) and PC (20% approx.) games combined.As per estimations, the next generation of games and gaming apps are going to tilt that scale even further towards the smartphone. Let’s take a quick look through some of the recently released and upcoming next generation gaming apps and games next.
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Game Development Engine: Unreal Mobile
Have you ever considered developing your own video game? We are not talking about in-game map editors, but fully fledged game development. If you have the technical base for it, then look no further than the next versions of the Unreal 3D game development engine. It’s the most advanced 3D tool available to developers across both smartphone platforms today.
If you are coming from PC gaming, then you will have a clear idea of what the Unreal Engine v4 and v5 has already been used to develop.On the other hand, Unreal Mobile Game Development Engine is what games as popular as Fortnite, and Werewolf: The Apocalypse (Earthblood) were developed on, so the 3D game development engine does not need much introduction for mobile game developers either.
eSports and Sports: Comprehensive Experience on Smartphones?
The next generation of apps dedicated to eSports and sports in general are improving at a rapid rate with the goal of providing the most comprehensive experience possible. Imagine if you could play online games, watcheSporting events, and wager on live sportfrom one app? That’s precisely what the latest generation of sport and wager apps are doing right now.
Fortunately, you don’t need to wait for these, as they are available for download right now. Here is a list of apps that already has everything you can expect from a comprehensive eSportsand sports application. However, you will continue to see these apps evolve into better versions of themselves in the coming months and years.
If you are familiar with the Total War series, then the RTS fan in you may soon have a huge reason to celebrate. Total War: Warhammer Battles by NetEase is coming to both iPhones and Android smartphones in the near future.The title is officially licensed by both Games Workshop and Creative Assembly, so we can indeed expect to lead pocket wars of jaw dropping scales in the fantasy universe of Warhammer.
There is no official release date for Total War Battles: Warhammer, unfortunately, but the developers have hinted at a limited beta release in 2023. Given that there is nothing else on the Play Store or the App Store that can match the RTS elements of Total War, the title’s success can completely revolutionise strategy games on mobile platforms.
Tower Defence: Plants vs. Zombies 3
Plants Vs. Zombies is arguably the most popular tower defence game ever released on a smartphone. Plants vs. Zombies 2 was a disappointment though, given that PopCap Gamesjust rehashed the old game with better graphics and added some extra content later with P2W elements. Nowadays, everything about the PvZ series is bought and controlled by EA Games; take it as you will.
Although EA is infamous for more reasons than one, they do have an excellent track record of releasing masterpieces every now and then. Plants vs. Zombies 3 is expected to be released this year and it does have the potential to revolutionise tower defence games on the mobile platforms once again. It will be a cross-platform title, meaning that people across iOS, Android, consoles, and PC might be able to play against each other online.
In the coming years, we are going to see this emerging trend of multiplatform releases become even more popular.Expect more games to be developed with support forevery platform Just like superhit titles like Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), Fortnite, Minecraft, Roblox, Among Us, etc., from the past generations of mobile games.