While there is still some disconnect between the mobile gaming scene and the PC and console worlds, there is no denying the fact that the largest gaming community belongs to mobile devices. With billions of smartphones out in the wild, it’s no surprise that mobile gaming is the highest-grossing game development platform, and studios are aware of this.
As of the year Unity Gaming report It states that both consumers played more mobile games in 2022 than in 2021 (about 8% more, to be exact) and that game studios are moving towards developing more mobile-only games.
While studios of all sizes have embraced this trend, the larger studios have seen the biggest increase with a 44% increase in mobile-only productions. When you look at big companies like Ubisoft and how their future is mostly mobile titles, it definitely shows.
But just because mobile has doubled doesn’t mean other platforms are suffering. The report adds that major studios will develop multi-platform games by 16% more in 2022 than in 2021.
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