Is the best way to enjoy a game of your choosing to go for the desktop mode of gameplay? Or will the mobile gameplay be more what gaming dreams are made of? It seems that this has become the big question in the world of igaming and internet folly, in general.
Truth be told, one can not give a fully definitive answer to the above-posed questions, as (with all things in life) it is all relative. Relative to the type of gameplay the end-user is after, relative to the type of game genres the player may be looking for, relative to the specifications of the said mobile device and the said desktop device, as well as relative to the game title in particular, and the games’ interface.
Many arguments taking the side of desktop gameplay as being the favourable method of preference tend to side with the stance of claiming that through desktop gameplay one gets a robust gaming experience that is durable, integral and sturdy. This is a valid point to make. Indeed this is a point that game developers and mobile platform engineers must consider when taking themselves to the task of improving upon existing technologies and product offerings.
As for mobile gameplay versus online desktop gameplay, players are able to easily, effortlessly and immediately access their favourite gaming title by a simple click of the button, or swipe of the screen via their mobile device. This fact eradicates the need for endless minutes of download time or having to be encumbered with the chore of carrying the desktop device around (charging cables in tow and all), as the casino in question is accessible right at the player’s fingertips.
This, however, does not mean to say that playing via one’s desktop is a sub-par gaming experience, on the contrary, in fact – most desktop devices hold larger storage space capabilities, as well as superior graphics cards and load time possibilities that are just not possible with mobile devices. This makes for desktop gameplay coming out favourable in this point in case.
It should be mentioned though that the divide between mobile and desktop storage spaces, graphics technology upgrades and responsiveness in general, are factors that are increasingly narrowing as time ticks on, seeing as though the mobile industry continues to advance their technological prowess in all spheres of functionality. Watch this space…
Although the desktop mode of gameplay can be enjoyed from the comfort of one’s own home, as well as just about anywhere the player may choose to play it, there are the obvious limitations presented by desktop gameplay in terms of overall movability. Unless the desktop device is pocket-sized, and a foldable computer of sorts (circa the mobile industry’s Samsung’s foldable flexible display device), chances of one being able to take the desktop gameplay anywhere is somewhat limited.
The other thing that is great about mobile gameplay is the fact that there are no space limitations, in terms of actual physical space. Thanks to the cloud there is every opportunity for game players to take their game playing on the road, on the tube, on their holiday, or even on the commute to and from work (and play), which in turn equates to even more mobile gameplay being able to be offered to game players all in all.
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Given that many software developers are increasingly looking to mobile developments and solutions for big data systems integrations and various other algorithms incorporations, it only stands to reason why the general move is towards creating mobile app and gameplay software options that are cross-compatible with both desktop and mobile gameplay variants.
Synonymous with great mobile gameplay is the ability to also play said game on one’s desktop device if one so chooses. It is almost imperative to be able to ensure that cross-platform gameplay possibilities are included in any gaming developments. To ensure gameplay longevity and that the product in question becomes a favourite top-of-mind product, developers will need to look to a system that incorporates both mobile and desktop platforms effectively. Take for example the mobile gaming brand mFortune; any player can access their extensive gaming list via their mobile or their desktop, the choice is theirs, as top quality gameplay is par for the course either way.
March 2015 saw mobile users (in numbers) for the first time tallying more than that of desktop users. The increase in mobile gameplay popularity, usability and accessibility has only but kept its steady growth and is expected to continue on this growth trajectory for ‘at least the next ten years’, as is purported by industry expert, Adam Lella from Comscore.
As societal demands increasingly turn to mobile solutions and mobile applications as an effective means to streamline businesses and personal endeavours, so too is the gaming industry directly affected by the very nature of this digitally-infused (and digitally dictated) lifestyle.
Accordingly, in keeping up with the lifestyle demands of the ‘generation of the now’, it is increasingly becoming apparent that the end-user of today is looking for the optimum gameplay experience to be had via their mobile device. So as to be able to enjoy one’s preferred gameplay while on the move anywhere, anytime – everywhere, every time! So as to be able to have it all, and more. Players on the move need gameplay options that are on the move too.