While mobile gaming technology has come a long way over the decades, it’s no doubt the most exciting in recent years. We look to 2021 and want to look at how both hardware and software could change on the present market. Here’s what comes next from increasing trends to new developments.
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It is important to give context first before examining 2021. We have effectively reached a point of decreasing returns at this time in mobile gaming technology. The first smartphones were disclosures and several new technologies have since opened dozens of mobile doors, but we’re certainly now in a settled period. This doesn’t say, though that we can’t predict something. More importantly, an already high potential ceiling is still being raised and normalized, which means that whatever happens next can be far beyond anything before.
The only problem is that it raises concerns about playability on all equipment and performance. Consider, for example, the popular interactive entertainment form in online casino games where there isn’t a problem. Sites such as Casino Lab are available to mobile players with a huge range of slots and table games.
Success in Game Streaming
Game streaming technology is not new, although mobile integration has long had problems. 2021 might really be the year it takes over with updates from Google’s Stadia and Microsoft’s xCloud project combined with increased 5G adoption. The technology might not be right for every game but it might open up a whole new world of low-cost defensive gaming for some people.
More systems for the marketplace?
The final aspect we believe to be useful is that more app stores might have arrived. We could soon see moves inspired by the practice of Google and Apple on the mobile game market and the recent problems with Epic publishers. It remains to be seen whether or not it’s legally possible, but there is little doubt that major developers want an option in 2021 to be more financially open.
The last test of forecasts is, of course, time. Although the above concepts are precedent, there is always the possibility of some unknown wrench being thrown into the works. The only safe bet so far is that 2021 will bring mobile gaming to new heights, we just don’t know in which direction these heights will lean.
Batteries of 100 watts
One of the greatest disadvantages of mobile games is that batteries don’t last when running at 100%. The aim is to address new batteries of 100 Watt 4000 mAh as shown at the Android Authority. In just 17 minutes this technology may be a literal game-changer, capable of achieving a full charge.
5G Adoption Greater
The answer is generally linked to your Internet speed when you ask why the most competitive mobile gamers play at home. With 5G, players have the chance to play reliably outside their home networks. The beginning of 5G’s major roll-out might have been 2020, but 2021 will bring this to a whole new level.
The popularity of Folding Screen
Folding telephones proved robust and reliable, despite early fears. As the Pocket Gamer shows, gaming is an area they excel in while they might suffer in some tasks. Expect it to be the same as entering the second generation of folding devices that only get better and stronger, making them an increasingly viable gaming choice.