Research Summary

The research report discusses the current state and future prospects of various subgenres of shooter games, with a particular focus on Battle Royale, FPS/TPS/Tactical Shooter, and PvE Shooting games. The report highlights the slowing growth of Battle Royale games and the potential for Extraction Shooters to reinvigorate the genre. It also discusses the fragmentation of the FPS/TPS/Tactical Shooter market and the downward trend in revenue. The report further explores the potential of PvE Shooting games, despite their current decline in revenue.

Actionable Insights

  • Monitor Market Trends: Keep an eye on the slowing growth of Battle Royale games and the potential rise of Extraction Shooters. Tencent’s Arena Breakout could be a game-changer.
  • Assess Market Fragmentation: The FPS/TPS/Tactical Shooter market is highly fragmented, with no single game claiming more than 10% of downloads. This could present opportunities for new entrants.
  • Understand Revenue Trends: Despite the high download numbers, PvE Shooting games are experiencing a decline in revenue. This could be due to poor retention and lower monetization.
  • Stay Informed on New Developments: The introduction of cross-progression in games like Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile could be a new paradigm in the gaming industry. Monitor how this impacts player engagement and revenue.

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