Why do some gamers prefer to play on smartphones over console games?
I had the chance to ask one of the world’s leading console gaming experts, Professor Stephen LeBlanc, a lecturer in game development at the University of Technology Sydney, about the console gaming industry’s recent resurgence.
He said he was “extremely excited” by the revival of console gaming in Australia.
“I think that’s very good news for the industry and the game developers,” he said.
“You’ve got a great audience on mobile, which I think has given the industry some great momentum.”‘
I’m really happy for the developers’It’s really great to see a resurgence of the console industry, because I’ve been very critical of the industry in the past.
“And I think there’s been a big shift in the attitude towards the industry.”
It’s a great time to be a game developer.
“But there are still some challenges for developers.”
In some ways, the console-only model has been very successful, because it’s got a huge audience that plays all the time,” he added.”
But I think the mobile market is a bit different.
“If you go out and have a meeting with an audience of people who play a lot of mobile games, it’s just not very likely to work very well.”
There are also the social issues, with all the games you have to interact with people online, so it’s really important to have a robust social media presence.
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