PC and console gaming has been experiencing a decline in recent years, and it’s all due to the rise of mobile games. It’s gotten to the point that mobile gaming will account for $77.2 billion in revenue this year, an impressive 13.3 percent uptick from 2019. The growth is mostly due to the fact that mobile gaming has the lowest barrier to entry and that mobile development is less complex. This lets developers churn out new games and updates quicker and gamers can get their hands on them faster.
While there’s no doubt that the PC and console gaming experience is incomparable, investing in high powered gaming computers can get pretty pricey. Even the accessories you might want to add to improve your gaming experience also come with a hefty price tag. When you value the setup more than anything, you tend to keep investing in better your equipment. Case in point, the selection of computers and peripherals on the market at the moment helps expand the functionality of your setup to improve the overall gaming experience. Devices like premium keyboards, HD monitors, and high-performing graphics cards are all pricey options. Yet, with how fast PC gaming is evolving, these luxuries are turning into necessities for the serious gamer.
A high price point is similarly felt in consoles, especially when you look at the price tags attached to popular devices like the Wii, PlayStation, and Xbox. Even the PlayStation’s array of accessories can break the bank, so it’s no wonder that mobile gaming – a much cheaper option – is on the rise.
If you’re the type of person who’s on the go but still wants to enjoy the features of highly-rated PC and console games, you’ll be delighted to find out that a lot of them have a mobile counterpart. Here are just some of the fan favorites:
Diablo Immortal is pretty much just like Diablo 3, except that you can enjoy it straight from your mobile phone. Available on both iOS and Android, you can control the game by a touchscreen as well as a virtual thumbstick found on the left-hand side of the screen. With these functions, you can keep up with the fast-paced game all while moving around, activating a skill, pulling off combos, and accomplishing whatever move you want to make. And perhaps to compensate for having to downsize to a mobile environment, Diablo Immortal also puts a greater emphasis on the platforming and environmental obstacles.
Inarguably one of the most popular games as of late, Fornite is seen on most of the systems, consoles, and smartphones. The good news is you don’t have to create a new account each time you play it on a different device. The battle royale-style game boasts cross-platform compatibility, available on all devices, making it more convenient for gamers who switch from console to mobile to PC regularly. This feature also makes it possible for you to buy and earn things on the PC and use them when you are playing the game using your smartphone.
Before Fortnite burst onto the scene, most of the spotlight was on Minecraft. But this doesn’t mean it’s any less popular; it’s still loved by gamers across the world. A roundup of the best console and PC games highlights the game’s compatibility with all the latest devices, as well as its cross-platform capability, although it requires you to put in more work. Even though you have purchased the PC version, the mobile counterpart is not available for free. You are required to buy it separately on your phone’s app store. Still, the investment is worth it because you still get to build your own fun once you’re in-game.
Another wildly popular PC game now available on Android is Grand Theft Auto (GTA). You have the option to choose between three games: Grand Theft Auto III, GTA: Vice City, and GTA: San Andreas. With different versions available, you can experience the very different environments, across all three games. The gameplay doesn’t deviate too much from the PC game, although you may find an issue with the touchscreen controls, which you can easily resolve by investing in Bluetooth or USB controllers. If you decide to buy all three GTA games, prepare to shell out just $17.
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