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Game Engine Market size to reach $5 Bn by 2032

  • Published Date: April 20, 2023

Game Engine Market size is projected to cross USD 5 billion by 2032, according to a new research report by Global Market Insights Inc.

The ease of internet access along with the rapid development of 5G will significantly influence the demand for game engines. 5G technology has grown largely popular for its ability of revolutionizing the cloud gaming space for offering faster and reliable internet connections for greatly improving the quality of streaming games from cloud solutions. Thus, a large number of investments have been initiated by game engine developers for creating tools and features, such as low-latency networking and efficient data streaming for creating games mainly optimized for cloud gaming.

Surging popularity of 2D game engines for improved user-experience to favor the industry trends

With respect to type, the demand for 2D game engines market will exceed USD 1 billion by 2032. The thriving need for intuitive workflows, user-friendly interfaces, and efficient performance optimization has propelled the creation of 2D games with physics simulations, smooth animations, among other engaging gameplay elements. Hence, several game engine developers are coming up with investments for delivering feature-rich 2D game engines to cater to the growing needs of 2D game developers in the mobile gaming space.

Rising deployment of game engine consoles to augment market outlook

Game engine market valuation from the consoles platform segment is anticipated to record over 10% CAGR from 2023 to 2032. Console game engines are widely favored as they are tailor-made for specific gaming consoles to offer advanced features, such as sophisticated physics simulations, realistic graphics, and complex multiplayer functionalities. The growing popularity of consoles, including Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch for rendering immersive gaming experiences and high-performance hardware on TVs or monitors will also add to the market growth.

Browse key industry insights spread across 232 pages with 166 market data tables and 33 figures & charts from the report, “Game Engines Market Size By Type (3D, 2D, 2.5D), By Platform (Computer, Mobile, Consoles), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2023 – 2032” in detail along with the table of contents:


Increasing gaming population to anchor game engine demand in APAC

Asia Pacific game engine market size is likely to surpass USD 3 billion by 2032. The region is home to multiple well-established large and small game development companies and has robust presence of gaming culture and communities. The surging popularity of esports, mobile gaming, and virtual reality (VR) gaming has made way for the fast-growing gaming population in the region. The rapid advances in market particularly in China, Japan, and South Korea will further influence the regional product espousal.

New product developments to outline the industry competitive landscape

Some of the major game engine market participants include Godot, Marmalade SDK, Crytek GmbH, GameSalad, GDevelop Ltd., Gideros, Open 3D Engine, MonoGame, Solar2D LLC, Stencyl, LLC, The Game Creators Ltd., and Unity Software, Inc. These firms are actively implementing partnerships, acquisitions and mergers to sustain the growing market competition. For instance, Microsoft Corp., in January 2022, acquired Activision Blizzard Inc., a renowned game and interactive entertainment provider. The acquisition helped accelerate the firm’s gaming business growth in the mobile, PC, console, and cloud domains.


Authors: Preeti Wadhwani, Anish Pathak