2019 will be the year of the gamers. Not only will we see a record number of new games being launched, thanks to the rapid development of game engines and graphic technologies, playing those games will be even more immersive and jaunty. Here’s how 2019 is shaping up for the happy gamer.
2. Gaming on the Move
Mobile gaming will be getting a significant boost this year. Not only are mobile devices growing stronger and meaner in performance, developers too have realised the potential of the mobile platforms. Case in point would be PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds or PUBG as it is popularly known. It was one of the most downloaded apps for smart phones in India in 2018.
3. Titles Galore
The list of games set to be released is humongous. Starting from AAA titles such as FIFA 20, Wolfenstein: Youngblood, Far Cry: New Dawn and Mortal Kombat 11 to indie games like Sable, Night Call and maybe even a new offering from Epic Games, gamers will have plenty of options to choose from.
4. 2018 in Numbers
100 million+ times: the mobile version of PUBG was downloaded within its first four months.
2.5 billion: number of people who play video games regularly.
$137 billion: valuation that the video gaming industry hit last year