As the gaming industry started pushing out products with incredibly high budgets, much of that luxury remained reserved for PC and console gamers.
Mobile gaming was left behind in the market race when it came to AAA games. However, in a world where everybody has a smartphone, that dynamic was bound to change. After all, producing blockbuster games is risky, and game developers and publishers needed an additional growing market for their products.
Heavy-hitters like EA promptly entered the fray by purchasing mobile game developing companies and then producing games for smartphones themselves. At that point, it was evident that triple-A gaming had come to mobile and was here to stay.
Today, the premium, high-budget games for mobile are still growing and contain some impressive entries. At the same time, smartphones are getting more powerful and expanding their possibilities with high-tech peripherals.
Massive Franchise Entries for Mobile
Many successful gaming franchises have produced exclusive mobile games, and some PC or console entries have been ported for Android and iPhone devices.
Household titles like Pokémon, PUBG, Roblox, Call of Duty, FIFA, and Fallout have all tried their hand at the mobile market and found great success. Here are some of the triple-A games you can play on your phone today:
- Five Nights at Freddie’s AR
- Among Us
- Hitman Go
- Genshin Impact
- GTA San Andreas
- PUBG Mobile
- Injustice: Gods Among Us
- Call of Duty: Mobile
- Fallout Shelter
- Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad
- Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius
- Minecraft: Pocket Edition
- FIFA 16 Soccer
And the list goes on.
Of course, the almost entirely mobile-oriented casual and hyper-casual gaming is still alive and well, and plenty of exclusives keep coming out. But in addition to that, some of the most popular gaming franchises have become available on smartphones, with even some cross-platform titles across various genres.
Having more choice is always good news, and there’s plenty to look forward to in the future of mobile gaming. Phones keep catching up with the more robust systems in terms of graphics and processing power. So while they aren’t likely to replace PCs or consoles as the ultimate gaming devices, smartphones today can certainly participate in the race on much more even ground.
This is especially true when high-quality peripherals are taken into account. In addition, certain gadgets are already on the market that can further blur the line between traditional and mobile gaming.
Gaming Keyboards, Mice, and Monitors
The possibility of connecting pro gaming devices to your smartphone has been around for a while. With high-end USB-C ports, hubs, docks, and mobile-friendly peripherals available now, every phone with sufficient power beneath the hood can provide amazing performance.
Depending on whether the game and phone model support such options, you can plug in your gaming mouse and mechanical keyboard and create a setup that looks more like it belongs on a desktop. And if you think it’s silly to have that kind of layout and still look at your phone screen, you’re right. Luckily, you don’t have to do that.
There are quality portable monitors that can guarantee an incredible mobile gaming experience. Take brands like Lumonitor, for example. These 15.6-inch touchscreen monitors have native 4K Ultra HD resolution, making every game pop. They also feature a true LED backlight to make colors really stand out. In addition, the connectivity options are excellent, and the monitor doesn’t depend on your phone for power since it has a durable battery of its own.
A Bright Future for Mobile Gaming
With both software and hardware options constantly growing, it’s clear that mobile gaming will keep evolving. At the same time, developers are dishing out mobile-friendly games at an increasing rate. And who knows, we might see smartphones receiving their own AAA exclusives in the near future.