Mobile games have come a long way. We have Fornite and PUBG Mobile that are proper games, unlike other casual games that you can play on your smartphone. 100 Thieves owner, Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag and YouTube’s Global Head of Gaming, Ryan ‘Fwiz’ Wyatt talked about how the mobile gaming industry could grow over the next few years.
Fwiz talked about the fact that many players outside of the West have never owned a gaming PC or console that can run intensive games. He talked about smartphones and mobile gaming to be a viable alternative. This makes sense because everyone has a smartphone in 2019. They might not have a gaming PC or a console but they most likely have a smartphone. Fwiz mentioned the following:
So what they’ll have access to is mobile phones. I think the mobile games industry is going to continue to grow massively.
He mentioned that two of the most watched games around the world are mobile games. He also claimed that smartphone technology is going to develop much faster and that more mobile games are going to be developed in the months to come. He mentioned that mobile gaming is no longer casual by stating the following:
As hardware improves in mobile phones, so do the games they’re not inherently casual anymore like Candy Crush.
Nadeshot mentioned that he had a Clash Royale eSports team at one point and that there are plenty of mobile games that he enjoys. He did mention that he would not pick up a smartphone to play an FPS game any time soon. The following is what he had to say regarding the matter:
I’m still never going to be able to get down on a first-person shooter on mobile. Like when I see PUBG Mobile, I’m just thinking to myself, Man, this sucks.
Even though Nadeshot is not interested in playing a shooter on a smartphone he did mention that mobile games get a lot of hate for no apparent reason. If you are interested in learning more then you can check out the complete podcast in the video below:
Let us know what you think about all this and whether or not you think mobile games could be the future.