Although 2018 has seen some amazing gaming related news so far, there are a few that think this is only the beginning. The PC gamer has always enjoyed a superior gaming experience compared to many of the consoles, while mobile gamers have a freedom that neither PC nor console can deliver. With gaming revenue continuing to rise, here is what the rest of 2018 will have to offer.
Of all the global games market, mobile games have seen the biggest rise in 2018, with it now responsible for around 51 percent of the total global games market. There is no doubt that people love playing games on their mobile phones and tablets and even though many of them include microtransactions, this doesn’t seem to have put people off playing them. One of the reasons that mobile games are so popular is that there is no need to have a second device to carry around with you. Seeing as people carry their mobiles with them anyway, it makes sense that casual gamers enjoy this freedom.
Faster PC Technology
The PC gamer has always enjoyed an improved experience over their console counterparts, and this trend is going to continue. Even though two of the big console manufacturers Sony and Microsoft, launched their fastest consoles ever with the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X, they have a disadvantage over the PC. Because PC’s can be modified and upgraded easily, game creators are able to push the boundaries on these machines that they cannot do on consoles.
Increase in job prospects
For many people, gaming is mainly seen as a hobby. However, thanks to the importance of interactive skills and an understanding of hands-on revolutionary technology, gamers are increasingly finding that gaming sees an improvement in useful transferable skills. These skills can then be bought into other aspects of their lives, including their job. For example, if you’re savvy with computers, then a job in IT would be a great way to merge your love for all things tech with your skill set and ability to learn fast. You can use online resources to research potential interview questions, or IT questions you may be asked, so you can prepare with your best foot forward and make your passion a day to day reality.
Higher Quality Mobile Games
With mobile phones getting faster and screens becoming clearer and more detailed. Game creators are starting to show what these devices can do. Not only are they able to now port previous console games to mobiles, but they are also able to create visually impressive games designed to the strengths of mobile devices. Epic Games have also recently released a mobile version of Fortnite on Android devices that run as smoothly as it does on consoles.
Attracting New Gamers
Although the games market continues to grow year-on-year, there is still a largely untapped audience out there that games developers want to attract. One such audience in India, which with a population of over 1.3 billion, is seen as the next focus of the gaming industry. Other areas are also being looked at, but these new countries need a different approach which developers are trying to include in new games. With games now starting to include strong female lead characters and those with disabilities, there is certainly a push to become more inclusive.
The future of gaming looks to be a bright one for gamers and developers, regardless of where people think consoles will be in a few years.