MasonicGamer.com - EA just released the first trailer for Real Racing 3, an upcoming game for iOS and Android, and boy it looks impressive! It’s incredible how fast mobile gaming is advancing, from simple 2D puzzlers to full 3D epics in such a short space of time. Home consoles have taken decades to make this kind of evolution, which leaves me wondering, will mobile gaming surpass console gaming before long?
Let’s look at consoles for a moment. Atari released the 2600 in 1977 – 35 years ago – which allowed us to play some very basic-looking titles (by today’s standards). Soon after, we entered the 8-bit era, then the 16-bit, eventually landing in the age of 3D gaming. Now, two more generations after that, we are seeing some amazing-looking games, with improvements coming every time developers learn to tap a little bit more of the systems’ power. 35 years is not long for such an advancement, but it seems like a snail’s pace compared to mobile technology.