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Mobile Gaming Trends to Watch Out for in 2023

The mobile gaming industry goes through several changes and advancements. This article discusses the newest trends expected to make waves in 2023.



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Gaming technology has remained a significant part of the entertainment industry worldwide, and it does not show signs of slowing down at any point soon. From gaming consoles and wearables to tablets and phones, gaming has been a well-loved pastime for many years. However, this begs the question: what trends can we expect to watch out for in 2023?

This article will walk you through some mobile casino trends that may soon make waves in the iGaming industry, with some already introduced but not as widespread yet.

The Metaverse

As VR, AR, and other types of immersive tech become more accessible and common, there is little doubt that this movement will hugely impact mobile gaming. A significant part of virtual reality and augmented reality becoming more accessible to end-users is how they will be incorporated into the so-called Metaverse.

Metaverse has remained Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s primary focus for many years. In fact, in 2021, he renamed the company from Facebook to Meta. That said, the Metaverse is still in its early stages with no immediate impact as many may have initially anticipated. As new technology grows increasingly prevalent and more immersive experiences become widespread, the Metaverse will undoubtedly be something that could alter the landscape of mobile gaming.

AI Combined With Big Data

An amalgamation of AI and big data has the potential to impact games for end-users in 2023 hugely. Artificial intelligence enables developers to create immersive games, creating unique worlds with characters mimicking human behaviour or something else just as impressive.

At the same time, big data allows game developers to better understand end-users, their interests, and their behaviour. Compared with artificial intelligence, this data will help game developers to design the most stimulating mobile games possible. 

Introducing the Subscription Model

Subscription models have long been hugely popular throughout numerous industries for the past decade or so. Even though it has already been introduced widely in mobile gaming, it is expected to become bigger in 2023 since more developers prefer it over one-time purchases.

Some markets may expect to experience more significant growth in the subscription model than others. Asian countries will likely experience huge growth in this payment model this year. 

Mobile XR (Extended Reality)

XR, also known as extended reality, refers to all the various kinds of immersive tech, including mixed reality, VR, and AR. As we know it, VR has already become mainstream owing to the available range of PC gadgets and PlayStation’s well-liked VR headset. Therefore, it will not be as surprising to end-users when XR soon becomes prevalent in the mobile gaming sector.

Even though mobile gamers have not yet fully embraced VR, XR experiences may mean more immersive games. This may draw in more hardcore gamers who otherwise might avoid mobile gaming.

Cloud-based Gaming

Cloud streaming is anticipated to be among the biggest trends in the mobile gaming sector in 2023. Cloud streaming allows users to play without downloading anything because the streaming is facilitated directly from a dedicated server.

Limited mobile speeds have prevented cloud gaming from gaining popularity in the mobile gaming space like in other areas. However, with 5G becoming more accessible, more developers will likely focus on developing it.

Prominent companies such as Microsoft and Netflix have invested a lot of funds into their streaming services; therefore, we expect streaming to stay relevant for a long time. 2023 may be the year it becomes prominent in this sector.

AAA Developers Focusing On Mobile

The mobile gaming industry has long been viewed separately from the gaming industry as a whole. Nonetheless, this has changed in recent years. AAA developers like Activision and Respawn are developing and releasing games such as Call of Duty and Apex Legends, particularly designed for mobile platforms.

This trend is expected to continue this year, with more and more AAA developers introducing their games to a more portable platform.

A Special Focus on Hardcore Gamers

Mobile gaming has often been associated with more casual gamers who do not play PC or console games as often. 

The ever-enhancing specs and fast-improving internet speeds on smart gadgets mean more hardcore gamers may start taking a keen interest in playing on mobile, just as they do on mobile-optimised platforms such as PowerPlay.

This change is already in motion as games like Call of Duty Mobile now appeal to a more hardcore gaming audience.

Fitness-Related Gaming

Video games are moving away from the stereotype of lazy gamers who prefer to sit slouched on a couch. Today’s video games can help you burn calories.

Fitness gaming, or Active Video Games (AVG), is quite effective, and more people gravitate towards fitness games. AVGs have existed for some time, but the trend is experiencing a recent upsurge in growth. Therefore, AVGs will be officially among the most prominent 3D video gaming trends in 2023.


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Wazdan celebrates success at this year’s CasinoBeats Summit



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Wazdan, the innovative games provider, has returned after celebrating a year of success and growth at this year’s CasinoBeats Summit.

Taking place between the 23rd and 25th May, over 3,000 of the industry’s most prominent leaders, creators and experts headed to Malta’s InterContinental Hotel for the fifth edition of the renowned event.

The CasinoBeats Summit allows providers to showcase their latest games and technologies, with expert-led panels and networking events also providing business and education opportunities.

Wazdan’s Account Management and Marketing teams were in attendance, sponsoring the CasinoBeats Boat Trip on the summit’s first day with many people from the industry coming to relax, connect and have fun.

The slots supplier was also one of the sponsors of the CasinoBeats Game Developer Awards, in which it was shortlisted in four categories: Game Mechanic of the Year 2023, Game Feature of the Year 2023, Slot of the Year 2023, and Game Innovation Spotlight Award and Wazdan ended the event winning the award in the Game Feature of the Year 2023 category.

Commenting on the event, Magdalena Wojdyla, Head of Account Management for Europe at Wazdan said: “Wazdan always has a fantastic time attending the CasinoBeats Summit, and this year was no exception! We embrace being able to connect with other professionals and learn from them, whilst also looking ahead to the future.

“We thoroughly enjoyed the Summit this year and want to thank CasinoBeats for how well the entire event was organised – we hope to return to Malta next year for three more days of fun!”

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Where will Jordan Pickford go if Everton is relegated? Online Sportsbook Cloudbet Says All Odds Point to Tottenham



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As the English Premier League season winds down this weekend, sportsbooks are placing odds on where players will go if their teams are relegated. For 17th place Everton, relegation would almost certainly mean a goodbye to Jordan Pickford, the number one goalkeeper in the nation.

On leading crypto sportsbook Cloudbet, Pickford is 1.45 to still be at Everton next season, but if things go badly for the Toffees, Tottenham Hotspur are next in line to land him, at 10.0. Experts say that after Hugo Lloris’ late season injury, Spurs have both the motivation and the money to poach Pickford.

And it’s not just Pickford who may be up for grabs. With Leicester flirting with relegation, star midfielder James Maddison could also be on the move.

Oddsmakers at Cloudbet say Newcastle United are favourites to land the set piece specialist, at 3.25, with Arsenal still in the hunt at 4.5. Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with Maddison for monthsl, but their disarray means they’re now more of a longshot for him at 11.0. Odds on him still being at Leicester City next season according to Cloudbet? 40.0.

Betting with crypto at Cloudbet allows for speedy, secure wagering, with lower fees and enhanced privacy thanks to blockchain’s decentralized system, and Cloudbet’s sophisticated platform. English Premier League watchers are spread far and wide across the globe, so Cloudbet’s localized offering – in 17 languages, including German, French, Spanish and Japanese –  really comes into its own on betting events like this.
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Bollywood stake in Indian Esports; actor Tiger Shroff invests in Revenant Esports



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The youngest action superstar, Tiger Shroff ensured Bollywood’s foray into the Indian Esports industry with his decision to invest an undisclosed amount in Revenant Esports, one of India’s fastest-growing esports teams. The decision was announced in a joint press release on Monday.

This strategic investment comes as a huge boost to Revenant Esports who now plans to utilize the latest funding to bolster their Esports rosters, content creators, and bootcamp infrastructure as well as invigorate their ambition of cementing Revenant Esports’ name as the finest Esports organization in India and expanding its footprint globally.

“We are delighted to welcome Tiger Shroff to the Revenant Esports family. Everyone is well aware of his fondness for gaming and connects with the millennial and Gen Z audience. In Revenant he has the perfect platform to be more actively involved with the Indian gaming community. The entertainment industry starting to set foot in the world of gaming is massively beneficial to the industry as it helps spread awareness about its potential and importance among the not-so-informed Indian population. Tiger’s massive fanbase and his zeal for gaming will accelerate our vision of creating an enriching and engaging ecosystem for our organization as well as for the Esports community as a whole,” said Rohit Jagasia, CEO and Founder of Revenant Esports.

First-gen entrepreneur, Rohit initially started with a single-game roster in BGMI for Revenant Esports in 2021 which has now grown many folds with the organization presently having multiple content creators and multi-game rosters that not only compete in innumerable major Esports tournaments but also win laurels for the country.

Tiger Shroff shares a great passion for fitness, games, and MMA and is also an avid Esports enthusiast had made his passion for gaming known by engaging in various gaming activities in the past. The young superstar’s decision has initiated the coming together of the two most powerful genres in cinema and esports-a cocktail of which has all the ingredients to be the most successful brand alliances.

Speaking on what this association means to him, Tiger Shroff said, “Revenant Esports is one of the biggest names of the Esports landscape in India and I am delighted to be a part of it. They have achieved commendable success in such a short span and with the gaming and Esports revolution taking the country by storm I am confident that Rohit’s and my passion, knowledge, and vision will help us to achieve remarkable success and experience. Being an ardent gamer myself and having followed the industry closely, I also hope to use this association as a launchpad to more meaningful growth in the sector.”

Revenant Esports boasts of being home to some of the country’s best Esports talents as well as the leading content creators. The organization has proved its mettle on the regional and international stage by triumphing in multiple international tournaments such as the BGMI: Master Series(Star Sports) Valorant: Valorant Challengers League South Asia, Pokemon Unite: Asia Champions League 2023, Brawl Stars: ESL Masters Japan, Apex Legends: ALGS Split 2 playoffs, and CODM: World Championship 2021.

In recent times, they have brought on-board three of the most watched content creators in the Indian Gaming scene which are Emperor Plays, Bitty and Ayush is live and plans to add more valuable creators in the upcoming months.

Last year, their Pokemon Unite roster became the very first Indian team to represent the country at the Pokemon Unite World Championships in London.

As per the recently launched FICCI-EY report “Windows of Opportunity”, the number of Esports players across all competitive level games in India increased from 600,000 in 2021 to 1 million in 2022, and it is expected to reach 2.5 million in 2023. The number of brands investing in Esports in India grew from 72 in 2021 to 80 in 2022, and it is estimated to reach 100 in 2023.

Revenant had recently onboarded high-profile brand associations with global brands like AMD, PUMA, CORSAIR and CYBEART. This investment from a key Bollywood icon further proves how the entertainment industry can leverage the Indian Esports industry with its limitless potential.

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