It should be evident by now that gaming on mobile has become the go-to for most people. And who can blame them when mobile gaming is so convenient? But, with each passing year, the growth of mobile gaming accelerates, and there are new trends to be aware of, and 2022 is no different.

Battle royale focused

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Battle royale-style games have been around for a while now, and they were made famous by titles such as Fortnite and PUBG. And it didn’t take long for these titles to make it onto mobile, much to the delight of fans. Because of the success of battle royale games, especially on mobile, it’s led to content developers and designers becoming mobile-focused in the battle royale arena, often creating bespoke content or releases for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Therefore, players aren’t just getting a port; they’re getting a game that has been specifically designed and optimised for their chosen device.

The rise of mobile casino gaming

Players have been enjoying casino action on their mobile phones for years. As with anything, it’s all about the convenience of being able to game on the go. But, because over the years, more people have shown they prefer to play casino games on their smartphones, it’s meant developers have become mobile focused, and the downloads of mobile casino games have seen a substantial rise is further evidence of this. Now, not only are there dedicated mobile casinos, but there are games that have been specifically designed for the smaller screens of smartphones, and all the industry’s leading developers are on board too, which can only be a good thing, especially for those who enjoy their casino gaming on the go on their mobile device.

Further augmented reality integration

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Augmented reality, also known as AR, is a technology that was probably made famous by the hit game PokemonGO. So, it’s fair to say that it’s tech that has been around for a while. But, steadily, over time, we’re seeing AR being implemented into the mobile gaming arena more and more, and 2022 could be its biggest year yet. Games such as Realm, Wizardia and Polka City are some of the best picks, and it’s another sign that AR has taken a giant stride forward again because of the quality of these titles. Gamers appreciate being able to get their hands on content that pushes the boundaries, and using technology, such as augmented reality, is a way to make that happen.

The mobile e-sports era has begun

E-sports, which is the term used to describe competitive gaming, has been dominated so far by PC and consoles. And, it’s understandable as all the leading e-sports titles were available for these platforms, and these devices could also cope with the demands of competing too. But, as time has advanced, there have been a number of significant improvements on the performance and connectivity front with smartphones, and more content than ever before has become available to play. It’s now led to many mobile games becoming e-sport titles, with players competing from their smartphones. And this is a trend that is set to boom in 2022 and beyond because the capabilities of mobile and tablet devices will only become greater over time.

Mobile gaming trends are changing and developing all the time because of how popular gaming on the go has become. And now, there is an intense focus from smartphone manufacturers and game developers alike, who are very much mobile-focused, which means the future is bright for mobile gamers. 2022 has been its biggest year yet, and with several months of the year remaining, it will be interesting to see how trends change and come to fruition.


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