The gaming industry won’t face any kind of decline in the near future, as it generates astronomical incomes. Game developers are constantly looking for new and more modern ways of creating their virtual worlds, and the 5G technology is widely opening their path to even more glory.
5G brings much faster broadband speeds for smartphones and other devices when it comes to mobile networks. Since a lot of games for portable gadgets rely on online multiplayer modes, it’s obvious that 5G technology can only be beneficial.
New gaming formats are awaited
Gaming experiences will become more pleasant and realistic, while 5G enables mobile games with online capabilities to combine with AR (Augmented Reality) and VR (Virtual Reality).
Let’s take Pokemon GO, one of the most popular games out there that’s also based on AR technology. Those playing the game experienced AR with 4G connectivity, but low-latency 5G will make the process a lot more exciting.
Darshan Somashekar, who runs gaming sites like Spider Solitaire Challenge, explains: “We’re working on connected VR games because we know we can send information faster to the cloud, enabling new game experiences. We wouldn’t be able to build VR-based, interactive solitaire games without 5G technology.”
Wearable devices for gaming will be more realistic
Lifelike haptic feedback is not something entirely new, as the PlayStation 5 console implemented something similar when it was released in 2020. But we can expect more emphasis on the technology along with the popularization of 5G – real-world movements and sensations will be transferred into the gaming world. Wearable gadgets such as glasses, gloves, or headsets will be built on similar architecture as smartphones.
Cloud gaming will become more prevailing
Many experts are considering cloud gaming as the technology of the future. Enjoying your favourite titles on a virtual computer and with a simple subscription is obviously a lot more beneficial than investing in a more powerful gadget. This area of gaming will become even more popular with the rise of the 5G technology. As the connectivity speed increases significantly, more people will obviously wish to opt for cloud gaming platforms such as NVIDIA GeForce, Google Stadia, and so on. HTML5 games are rising again due to its straight-forward approach. Lots of online games can be played on Poki, Friv and such platforms.
In-game downloading and uploading will reach new heights
We know you’re also tired of those annoying moments when you can’t start playing a game unless you download a new update. And you have to wait plenty of minutes for the new files to download while you forget your patience at home. Those scenarios will be history along with the 5G technology, as both downloading and uploading will be at least one hundred times faster than before.
How about those moments when you download a game of dozens of gigabytes, and you have to wait plenty of minutes for it to finish? With 5G, you’ll literally get half the game downloaded in just a second.
No more lagging
No gamer likes when he experiences lagging, especially during online confrontations when such a little error can surely make him lose against an opponent. The main reason why a game is lagging is represented by the network over which the gamers are connected. 5G will allow the players to have access to an internet connection that has the least network bandwidth and latencies. Therefore, the outcomes from online tournaments and single-modes will be more based on the player’s capabilities rather than the faulty internet connection.
You can have the most powerful smartphone or PC on the planet, but if your internet connection is not the right one, lags can definitely occur during your games. If everything goes according to the plan, lagging will be history along with the implementation of 5G connectivity.
The differences between 5G and 4G are huge. 5G delivers a maximum of 20 Gigabits-per-second (Gbps) peak data rates and over 100 Megabits-per-second (Mbps) average data rates for 4G. 5G is created to support 100 times more traffic capacity and network efficiency. So there is no doubt that leveraging those capabilities will greatly enhance the mobile gaming experience.