Mobile phones have come a long way after they were first invented. Nowadays, mobile phones are a lot more than just simple tools to make calls and send texts. Their processing power puts them in a range with the older generation of personal computers, allowing them to run demanding apps, such as video games.
Potential Behind Making Games Mobile-Friendly
We are often fiddling with our phones in our spare time, whether to browse the web or to play a quick game or two. However, as mobile phones continue to get stronger hardware, it is becoming more and more important to optimize online games towards them as they can be the next best thing in the gaming industry. Many of the big names in the gaming industry have already realized the potential and the importance of making online games mobile-friendly. Instead of focusing solely on computers and consoles, their games are optimized to run smoothly on mobile phones.
Take a look at big titles like Hearthstone, World of Tanks and PUBG. Even though they are some of the most popular titles in the genre, the great companies behind them were more than eager to expand even further and allow mobile phone users to enjoy their games.
Mobile-Friendly vs. Mobile Only
Some companies, like Blizzard Entertainment, took a more aggressive approach towards mobile phone gaming and announced that their newest game release will only have a mobile version.
Their Diablo series of games for decades was PC exclusive. However, during BlizzCon, they’ve announced that the game series is taking a complete one-eighty degrees turn and will now be mobile only. Granted, it caused a big uproar in the gaming community as many of the long-term players that loved the series were dissatisfied with the fact that there was no option to choose between computer or mobile version, but nobody can dispute the fact that Blizzard Entertainment has done it for a reason, as they clearly saw the potential in combining mobile phones with gaming.
When you take all that into consideration, it is easy to understand why it is important to make future video games mobile-friendly. While the evolution of technology and its implementation in the improvement of mobile phones cater to the requirements of modern-day video games, the vast market advances towards the needs of video game developers. After all, who doesn’t want their game to be successful?
Perhaps not everyone has to go down the same road as Blizzard and make their video games mobile phones only, but by making them mobile-friendly, game developers are guaranteed to see the rise in popularity and the number of people playing their game.