Mobile games have seen massive growth in recent times, with a steady increase in the player count year over year. The advanced technologies and hardware infrastructure are one of the basic reasons for the popularity of mobile gaming. It is believed that these technologies will take video gaming to another level offering an immersive and personalized gaming experience for the players.
Some of the most popular technologies in mobile gaming that are taking the world by awe are mentioned in this blog. Let’s get started.
1. Cloud Gaming
Cloud gaming has become one of the trending technologies in the mobile gaming industry in recent years. Though cloud gaming was introduced in the 2000s, it became very popular recently due to the advancement in hardware infrastructures.
Mostly this technology has become a boon for Android users. Android phones have low storage capacity, and hence hardcore gamers cannot download AAA games that require high memory. These AAA games were only played in dedicated gaming consoles or PCs. But with cloud gaming, it became possible to play these AAA games without having to download and install them on your phones.
You can buy multipurpose phones and also play games in them. This is an excellent option, and you need not spend money on hardwares such as consoles or memory cards to play video games.
2. AR/ VR
Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality are revolutionizing the gaming industry by bridging the gap between virtual and the real world. They help in providing an immersive and awe-inspiring gaming experience to the players.
Once AR/VR technologies were only available in gaming consoles and PCs. But now this technology is made to be available in mobile devices as well. The best part of this is that it is more accessible and affordable — that means you can enjoy high-end AR/VR experiences without having to spend so much money on highly expensive hardwares.
It has enhanced the gaming experience in multiplayer games promoting social interaction among the players. Moreover, it has also proved to be useful in educational and training games, making the learning process more enjoyable for the players.
Metaverse is considered as the quasi-successor of mobile internet. When we talk about metaverse gaming, it means building mobile games on metaverse platforms. Decentraland, Roblox, The Sandbox, Gala and Axie Infinity are some of the popular metaverse platforms. Most of the metaverse games are played in real-time where the players interact and engage with other players in real-time performing various activities.
With the integration of technologies like AR/ VR headsets, the metaverse games can be accessed by the players. This provides a more immersive and interactive experience for the players. Moreover, this also helps in social interactions and community building.
Metaverse also offers cross-platform integration, enabling players to interact across various platforms such as android, iOS, tablets and PCs.
Blockchain is the next big thing in the gaming sector. A recent survey revealed that blockchain has seen a monumental growth in the year 2022 when compared to 2021 and it is expected that in the next decade blockchain is going to create a significant impact in the video game market.
People around the world are fascinated by the idea of buying, selling and trading in-game assets for real money in blockchain. Apart from in-game assets, cryptocurrencies like Ethernum, and NFTs play a crucial role in the popularity of blockchain in video games.
The reason for the robust growth of blockchain is due to its decentralized system, where you can make secure transactions and they also have verified trading sources. Moreover, it also made organizing virtual events and tournaments easier and transactions were made more accessible for the players.
5. Cross-platform Gaming
Cross-platform functionality in video games means the game is compatible with different operating systems and can be played in various devices including tablets, mobiles, consoles and PCs. This functionality is particularly useful in multiplayer games where the players can play the game with their friends on any device at the same time.
This feature enables video games to reach a wide audience without the need to own a particular device. In earlier times, big companies like Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft, made platform specific games which are specifically designed for that specific platform alone. But now even these companies are optimizing their games for cross-platform gaming to be available on multiple devices including Android and iOS devices.
Cross-platform integration is one of the on-demand game development services around the world at the moment. In the future, you can expect many multiplayer mobile games with this functionality.
6. AI and Machine Learning
Artificial intelligence is enhancing mobile gaming experience for the players in various ways. AI powered games enhance intelligent behavior and interaction with non-player characters and enemies. AI is also used to generate music, sound effects, visual effects, anti-cheat mechanisms, chat boxes, virtual assistance and many more.
In AI powered games, machine learning is used to analyze big data. This helps to understand player behavior, their emotions and helps to provide a personalized gaming experience for the players. AI also helps a mobile game development company to understand the player trends and optimize games to the liking of the players.
The application of above given technologies in mobile games are shaping the mobile gaming industry. Combining these advanced technologies you can make immersive and engaging video games. In the coming years, you can expect many mobile games implementing these exciting technologies to make it a highly enjoyable experience for the players.