We cannot ignore it, mobile phones to play are becoming an ideal leisure alternative, difficult to combat for traditional consoles, since we all have a phone at hand . We can debate if they are truly competition or if they will coexist in perfect harmony, but what seems clear is that all the important players in the industry want to be on the device you use the most on a daily basis.
Another issue is the type of game that is offered on mobile phones. Success has come from the hand of those who have understood that it is a casual support, with short games or that they can be resumed at any time. But the integration of more complex mechanics and the great power of the devices is opening the way to all kinds of games. The short-term future is promising .
Leadership for hyper-casual gaming
Okay, games of all kinds do not stop coming to our mobile, but the ones that sweep downloads and are in most pockets are the so-called casual. Surely you know what we mean, those games that allow us to play in short moments of time without losing our progress. They have been with us for a long time, some will sound like titles like Angry Birds or Candy Crush.
The interesting thing is that they have managed to evolve assuming the multiplayer and the different ways to make us pay within the game itself: you don’t pay initially, but then you have to watch videos, banners, or pay for levels and elements . This maturing of the market has led to calling this type of games hyper-casual.
The multiplayer game is on the front line
Many developers have predicted that hardcore games would come to our mobile phone, we are talking about titles closer to a PC or console than to a device with a small screen and imprecise control.
The best proof is in titles such as Fortnite or PUBG that have burst into the world of video games like an atomic bomb, with millions of downloads and active users. They are here to stay and have opened the door to the multiplayer world on mobile phones.
In 2019 we are going to see the evolution in these first-person action games, especially those that are called ‘ Battle Royale ‘. But also the arrival of high-quality collaborative RPG games, more typical of computers than of a telephone: the first of them will be Diablo Immortal from the people of Activision-Blizzard.
Confirmation of augmented reality
In the summer of 2016, Pokémon Go appeared in our lives to show us that you could make smart use of augmented reality . To this day the phenomenon is still alive, attracting both followers and those who are not.
The reality is that a similar success has not been repeated in another application, but we hope that 2019 will be a very important year for new opportunities: there will be a game about Harry Potter from the same creators as Pokémon (Niantic) that everything indicates that it will be a bombshell .