Though mobile gaming still has a long way to go before it can match playing on a console or desktop, it’s getting closer every year. In 2020, mobile gaming will grow in heaps and bounds, with the onset of cloud gaming and 5G expected to elevate it across the board.
Here’s how you can expect the mobile gaming scene to look next year, as revealed by game publishers and phone makers at the E3 2019.
Top Mobile Gaming Trends in 2020
1. Big Franchises on Small Screens
This year at the E3 2019 event, one of the biggest mobile gaming titles showcased was “Call of Duty: Mobile.” The shrunken down version of the hit franchise is now available on smartphones, offering a remarkably similar experience to the fully-fledged versions with features taken directly from the older games.
In 2020, gamers can expect to see more game developers replicating their console experience to smartphones. However, transferring a console game into a mobile platform may create a cluttered interface, something that most gamers struggle with when using on-screen controls. Nonetheless, most developers are trying as much to remedy the situation.
2. Phone Makers Committed to Local Gaming
Over the last few years, mobile phone manufacturers have been releasing handsets aimed to help gamers packing unique modes, and high specs optimize their phone gaming experience. Today, the best gaming phones are high-spec flagships that can access Betway Thailand, though they pack more features for playing games. Black Shark 2 is among the top gaming phones expected to be available on the market by 2020.
The emergence of cloud gaming and 5G could also alter the way we think of mobile gaming devices. 5G will lower latency and offer faster internet speeds, though 5G-compatible devices will be expensive in the next couple of years before tech can offer more affordable handsets.
3. Established Franchises Are the Key to Making New Genres Popular
While the most prominent mobile gaming creator from South Korea, Netmarble, didn’t unveil any new titles at the E3 2019, they came in to promote a new mobile game hitting the US market later this year. The company is known for producing big titles like Marvel Future Fight, Disney Magical Dice, and Star Wars Heroes.
With their newly unveiled title, “King of Fighters: All-Stars”, Netmarble is making a shrewd move to ensure they preserve the excitement of combat games without the clumsy mobile controls. The company is highly experienced in pioneering new genres for mobile games, inspiring established franchises to promote new genres since not all games work everywhere.
4. 5G Will Change Mobile Gaming
Though the infrastructure needed for 5G is more than what’s required to place a wager at Betway, the potential of this technology is excellent. 5G has the power to deliver more dynamic gameplay, with the next-generation 5G-enabled mobile gaming expected to hit the market in 2020. However, next year will be all about validating the technology and seeing where it will be useful for the consumers.