Mobile gaming is becoming bigger year after year, and with good reason: it’s easy to get into, as most titles are so simple that even children can pick up and play. They’re also convenient, with most of them allowing users to pick them up, play for a few minutes and then resume their day. That being said, here are some of the new or upcoming mobile games that are sure to be absolute hits next year.
The first promising title on the list is Brawl Stars, the newest title from Clash Royale developer, Supercell. This game was released globally on 12 december 2018. During its beta, it amassed over 5 million pre-registrations, and it has a booming playerbase. The game is a top-down multiplayer shooter with different gamemodes such as gem rush or battle royale, and interesting unlockable characters; each with their vibrant personalities and unique abilities. If this game follows the Supercell formula, it will soon become an eSport, which means that fans should be on the lookout for Brawl Stars in 2019.
Call of Duty: Legends of War
The second title is Call of Duty: Legends of War, an upcoming first-person shooter by Activision and Tencent Games, which brings the exciting action of the console bestseller to touchscreens for free. This game is currently in its beta stage, with several players from Asia and Australia being accepted to take the game for a spin. According to gameplay recorded by them, the game contains both a fast-paced player-versus-player mode as well as the classic zombie mode from the console Call of Duty titles. Knowing this, there is no way this game will fail to breach the top 5 most downloaded on the app stores when it eventually releases globally in 2019.
The Elder Scrolls: Blades
In June 2018, at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, Bethesda Softworks announced that their popular series, The Elder Scrolls, will be heading to mobile devices in the form of The Elder Scrolls: Blades, a lite version of the popular Skyrim console game, that will have complete crossplay across every game-capable device, from mobile phone to PC, to virtual reality headsets. Additionally, the game will feature endless dungeons created procedurally, ideal for adventurers who want to test their endurance. The game was slated for a fall 2018 release, but was then pushed back to early 2019.
Super Meat Boy Forever
Another great game that will undoubtedly be popular with mobile gamers is Super Meat Boy Forever, the long-awaited next entry in the rage-inducing Meat Boy series. Even though the series started with a flash game in 2008, the series quickly picked up steam after popular YouTubers recorded themselves playing the games. The difficulty of the titles is what makes them stand out from other platformers, and it’s going to be interesting to see how an already difficult game will be controlled on a touchscreen interface. Super Meat Boy Forever is set to release in April 2019.
The last entry in this list is Diablo Immortal, Blizzard’s attempt at entering the mobile game market that set the internet in flames. Even though the die-hard Blizzard fans have responded negatively to the game’s announcement, it wasn’t because Immortal will be a bad mobile game. In fact, with all the features known so far Diablo Immortal will be a heavy hit with mobile gamers, and it is sure to bring Blizzard Entertainment huge profits, along with initiating a new generation of gamers into their fanbase.
Not to be forgotten is the fact that many big players in the gaming industry, from Microsoft to Electronic Arts, have expressed their interest in developing streaming services that would be able to bring console-level quality to mobile devices, without needing ownership of the games or platforms. Simply purchase their required subscriptions and you are ready to play a plethora of titles that would have required many other purchases in the past. 2019 is definitely shaping up to be a great year for mobile gaming, and with so many big names joining the mobile gaming market, it might just mark the beginning of mobile platforms overthrowing the dominion of the video game consoles.