Cross Platform Gaming and the Growth of Mobile

Since the inception of videogames there has been a silent war going on between advocates of varying consoles. PlayStation players have it in for Xbox players, both of them get flak from the PC master-race while all of the above scoff at the efforts of mobile gamers for their casual approach to entertainment. Each of these platforms come with their advantages and attracts gamers of particular types, while for the most part, game titles are shared across them. Though this hasn’t really been the case with mobile, where games have been specifically developed to work with the functionality of devices such as phones and apps; where cross platform games have come out for these devices, they have been shaved down to base functionality, or have been released many years after the original at such time when the tech of mobile devices has caught up with their high-performance predecessors.

But times are starting to change, it seems that every game developer worth their salt is starting to tack onto mobile and the popular following it seems to be generating. So let’s have a look at some of the ways in which massive game developers have been leveraging mobile to give their fans what they want.

Electronic Arts

EA have been massive players in the gaming industry for as long as anyone cares to remember, and despite what you may think about them, they have always been on the forefront of new developments, even if their competitors seem to get it right more often than they do. They are no stranger to publishing mobile games, and in fact have an impressive repertoire of titles on multiple platforms. Though they are most well-known for their PC and platform titles, their mobile gaming list is extensive. Their entire range of Pop-Cap games can be used on mobile devices, including their popular ‘Plants VS Zombies’ title which is also available on PC.

Warner Brothers

Warner Brothers Studios publish an impressive range of media for a number of devices, and gaming is a fairly new addition to their skillset. They have put themselves on the map by purchasing the rights for Mortal Kombat from Midway, and have since released a number of games under the umbrella. They are also particularly well-known for their Lord of the Rings series which includes ‘Shadow of Mordor’ and ‘Shadow of War’, though the series has very recently also been adapted to mobile platforms.

Square Enix

Square Enix is well known for their open-world turn-based style games such as the hugely successful Final Fantasy series. They have a history of best-selling titles that dates as far back as the 90’s, and most of the games in their collection have been (where possible) adapted to mobile. Almost the entire Final Fantasy series, which was designed for computers and consoles during a simpler time, has now been adapted for mobile gaming on iOS and Android.

Epic Games

Epic Games is a massive and long standing developer that has been responsible for some of the biggest names in gaming since their inception. They started the Unreal series, which also showcased their Unreal Engine which has been used to develop hundreds of award-winning games over the years. In that time they have catered well to the mobile market with titles like ‘Infinity Blade’. The recent success of their latest title, ‘Fortnite’ a console and PC title, has also lead to talks about it going mobile.

It’s Time for You to Go Mobile

With all this movement towards mobile, it is easy to see which way the wind is blowing in terms of its popularity. Why not let your business get in on the trends by having a mobile app developed that will put your brand in the head-space and palm of your audience. Contact a representative from Applord today to find out more, or visit our website for details.

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