Mobile is the future of gaming. You’ve heard this before, haven’t you? But is it actually true?
We've had mobile gaming devices since the 80s. They can never compete with consoles or PCs because they are always less powerful, the games are more limited and then there's the battery which dies on you at the worst times. phones/tablets don't have good control schemes for many types of games. I think the only reason kids are gaming on tablets more is parents buy them as baby-sitting devices.
So many Japanese developers go Mobile. http://www.gamesindustry.bi... So PS4 should go mobile too. Made a blog about.
For the best of gaming, hopefully never
Technically, as cloud streaming and the like becomes more a thing, yes. With it being made available directly to Bravia TVs, that's exactly what PS Now is.
If the future of gaming is mobile, it's because the future of people is idiots. Mobile may have the numbers but it's only because people are such lazy sheep that they'll play anything that doesn't require any thought or effort to win. Games designed to waste time rather than for the enjoyment of playing them. And only a click away. Companies will always pander to this effortless demographic but it will never replace real games. Look at console sales and PC sales - they are thriving.
I thought we were done with these articles already. Yeah mobile games can rake in revenue like nobody's business, but console/PC games can make great profits too. Many devs are in the industry because they love what they do, yeah they need to get paid, but they love making, playing games on consoles/PC. As long as they're making games and there are people willing to buy them its not going away.
This topic is still a thing? I get frustrated when people (still) discuss the change/end of “core” gaming experiences. It’s been going on since the 90’s and as a gamer I get really annoyed. Mobile is a viable gaming OPTION. I don’t play games on my phone and I am sure there are millions like me who prefer bigger, more dedicated gaming experiences. There are also those who want to play match-3 while on a bus. That’s fine too. I feel it’s ignorant to say “mobile gaming is the future” or “ this is the last real console gen”. I don’t ever notice this on TV. Did people say, “well, reality TV is the future of TV”… it’s actually not the future of TV but it is a part of the TV experience. Same goes for gaming. Mobile and core gaming exist and neither one will cannibalize the other, in my opinion, as there’s no reason they both shouldn’t exist and both be profitable.
At their cores: mobile gaming is mainly for killing time where as console/ PC gaming are us gamers investing our time. Those require two different approaches. At most I think mobile gaming threatens handhelds. I'm sorry but as a fan of games like Witcher, Dragon age, mass effect, and so on, you can't set me in front of a phone with flappy bird or even infinity blade and expect me to me satiated. Mobile future of gaming? no. most likely streaming will take over. Think PS now on steroids. just like Netflix is on pretty much every device, I can see our games being the same way where all we need to buy is the controller in terms of additional hardware.
No. Stop asking, cuz it's never gonna change.
Its never going to change from cartridges, to CDs, to DVDs, to BR, to digital downloads, to streaming? The last two of which is exactly what mobile gaming is.
It's never going to change because you can always pack more power into something that isn't mobile than something that is. And that extra power will continue to be a necessity as gaming progresses. Even when supercomputers are the size of nanomachines, they'll still be capable of more if there's an amount so great as to be impractical to move as opposed to whatever could fit in- literally or figurative- the palm of your hand. Mobile has its place, but it's as a companion to core gaming's platforms, not a replacement.
Go back on the site 7 years and you will find the same article. Consoles are teh dooooooomed!!!
Its the structure of mobile gaming, publishers holding all rights via digital media, flipping a switch and ending access to a game for whatever reason, that I'm talking about. Not actual *mobile* gaming.
My gaming future isn't. Next question.
Mobiles can't even sustain battery for long periods of time, so how can you imagine it would ever handle some of the more demanding games on PC / Console? Is this the trend now? Repeatedly asking if Mobile Software is the future?
nope. mobile gaming will never take over home consoles. ever.
I thought that this was going to be a biased, crappy article, but it actually brought up a few good points. Both the writer and I agree, mobile is not the future of gaming, but will simply remain a part of gaming in the future.
Yeah it's never going to go away, but there's no way it could full on match what we get from console and pc gaming.
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