Mobile Games News Recap | Week of January 10 to 16, 2021
Discover it weekly recap of mobile gaming news on Android and iOS for the week of January 10 to 16, 2021! We let you read all about it below. ⬇️
1️⃣ To start this week’s news, let’s stop for a moment on the Lost Light release. Available for pre-registration for some time, this quality copy of the Escape from Tarkov gameplay debuts on Android. Don’t expect a fast-paced FPS, instead you’ll have to take the time to discover the locations, listen carefully to escape your competitors and find the extraction point.
2️⃣ The biggest takeover in video game history has taken place: the takeover of Zynga. Take-Two, notably owner of Rock Star Games studios, concluded this deal with Zynga for 12.7 billion dollars. This acquisition aims to use Zynga’s expertise in mobile creation to bring the successful Take-Two licenses to smartphones Android and iOS. This comes as in 2021, revenue generated from the mobile gaming market exceeded that of the combined PC and console gaming market. Suffice to say that the door is wide open for Take-Two who seeks above all to grab a piece of the cake.
3️⃣ The Chinese version of Arena of Valor gets a social rating. In addition, the Honor of Kings tournament continues in mid-January with the playoffs. Find all the information on this credit score, the management of toxicity on HoK and the Honor of Kings Challenger Cup in our detailed article.
4️⃣ On Reddit, Niantic and Media Research Lab offered POGO players the opportunity to participate in a series of interviews to gather player feedback on Raids and the impact of this game mechanic on their overall experience. It’s nice to see publishers and developers taking an interest in user experience by asking players directly, so you can expect changes to Pokémon GO Raids and even additions in the coming months.
5️⃣ Forget dinosaur management games on PC or mobile: Jurassic World Primal Ops is not of that kind. Instead, you will embody a character in charge of saving dinosaurs from the clutches of poachers around the globe. In return, the dinosaurs will thank you by joining your team in a gacha system and will participate in the fight against poachers by taking part in the fights with their active skills.
6️⃣ The recent SW patch Sky Arena updates the rune management interface. In addition to a retouched interface, the optimization of the management of Runes Summoners War by this update allows an automatic selection of runes as well as a backup if you want to go back on your build.
7️⃣ Next December should be released Avatar Reckoning, a shooting MMO set on Pandora whose release should coincide with the release of the second film in theaters. Developped by Archosaur Games, we can hope for a quality realization since the studio has already worked on titles such as Dragon Raja or Noah’s Heart.
Do not hesitate to consult the latest mobile game releases to discover what’s new! See you next week for fresh news on your favorite mobile games. 😃