Mobile gaming is going to see exponential growth in terms of quality, interface, and innovation. The future is now in terms of mobile gaming, which is the most popular way to game. 2016 was the first year mobile gaming revenue surpassed PC and console gaming, and the market is expected to reach $118.6 billion by 2019, according to research published to CNBC. In order to keep the revenue momentum, mobile game creators are developing new ways to game, including virtual reality and adding the ability to livestream gameplay.
VR Introduces a Whole New Way to Play
Think VR is just for console gaming? Think again. VR is going to change mobile gaming as you know it, including incorporating already available VR hardware. The App Store on iPhone seems to have quite a few more interesting titles, such as Lamper VR, which is an action adventure game with very polished graphics.
As far as protecting your phone, you’re going to want to invest in iPhone cases that fit the hardware and can withstand impact should it fall out during transfer. Other than that and the actual VR hardware, there’s no other extraneous purchases needed.
Types of VR hardware available now:
- Oculus Rift
- HTC Vive
- Samsung Gear
- Google Daydream
- Google Cardboard
- Microsoft HoloLens
- Fove o
- Razer OSVR HDK 2
Livestreaming Mobile Gameplay
Do you watch live streamers on YouTube? Ever imagined you could be one? New tech allows mobile users to livestream their gameplay, and more gaming companies are working to integrate streaming into their services. The world of livestreaming gameplay is about to change in a major way, and if you want you can view streamers or become one yourself.
BlueStacks is among the first companies to bring livestreaming to mobile, which is an achievement previously thought impossible. The company raised more than $25 million from investors, and there’s currently more than 100 million people using the service to stream their mobile gameplay to Twitch.
Console game makers are realizing the potential of the mobile market, so they’re working extra hard to mobilize PC and console titles. It’s likely console and PC games will go mobile too, and the markets will become indistinguishable. Overall, the future is looking bold and fun for mobile gamers.