10 Upcoming Mobile Games to Play in 2023

February 1, 2023 6 min read

2023 is shaping up to be a great year for mobile gamers, with an exciting lineup of upcoming titles that will keep you busy for hours. From high-profile franchises like Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six and Call of Duty: Warzone to original titles such as Zenless Zone Zero and Propnight, here are 10 of the hottest games coming to iOS and Android in 2023.


Age of Empires Mobile

Age of Empires Mobile is an upcoming real-time strategy game set in the Age of Empires universe that allows players to command powerful armies across multiple historical eras while building cities, researching technologies, and forging diplomatic alliances with other civilizations. The game is being developed by Microsoft Studios in collaboration with World's Edge.

Unfortunately, not much has been shared about this anticipated title since its announcement in October of 2022.

Platforms: Android and iOS (expected)
Early Access:
No, no beta has been announced.
Controller Support:
Undetermined
Release Data:
TBD, 2023


Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile

Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile is set within the same universe as its console counterpart, allowing players to experience the intense battle royale action on their mobile devices. Players will fight alongside classic characters from the series, such as Captain Price and Simon “Ghost” Riley, as they attempt to be the last one standing in a frenetic 150-player match. The game is being developed by Activision.

Platforms: Android and iOS (confirmed)
Early Access:
Yes, a limited release began in Australia on November 30, 2022. Pre-registration is now open on Google Play and pre-order is available on the App Store .

According to the Call of Duty blog , “Limited Release is a work-in-progress version that allows us to open the game to a much larger audience than our original Closed Alpha and in a real-world environment while still keeping it small enough to easily stress test matches and progression, find and fix bugs, as well as collect feedback and insights on all aspects of the game.”

Controller Support:
Very likely, yes. In an interview with GameSpot , Activision's VP of mobile, Chris Plummer, revealed that it is their intention to include controller support, though they have not yet identified which controllers will be supported.
Release Data:
May 15th, 2023

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Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis

Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis is an upcoming mobile RPG based on the classic console title Final Fantasy VII. Set within the world of Midgar, players will explore iconic locations and fight familiar enemies while customizing their characters with powerful weapons and spells. The game is being developed by Square Enix.

Platforms: Android and iOS (confirmed)
Early Access:
Yes, a closed beta will be available in Summer 2023.
Controller Support:
Undetermined
Release Data:
TBD, 2023

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Honkai: Star Rail

Honkai: Star Rail by miHoYo allows players to explore a futuristic universe filled with giant mechs known as Valkyries while battling evil forces threatening humanity’s existence! Notable characters include Kiana Kaslana and Mei Raiden who must pilot their Valkyries through intense battles against alien forces controlled by AI commanders known as Kyouichi Shibaisai.

Platforms: Android and iOS (confirmed)
Early Access:
Yes, but sign-ups for the closed beta ended on May 15, 2022.
Controller Support:
Undetermined
Release Data:
TBD, 2023

Can't wait for Honkai: Star Rail to release? Try out Genshin Impact to tide you over.


Path of Exile Mobile

Path of Exile Mobile is an upcoming online action RPG from Grinding Gear Games that allows players to explore Path of Exile’s expansive world on their mobile devices for the first time ever! Players can choose from seven unique classes such as Witch or Marauder before embarking on their quest for loot and power within Wraeclast.

Platforms: Android and iOS (expected)
Early Access:
Yes, but beta dates to be revealed at ExileCon in July 2023.
Controller Support:
Undetermined
Release Data: TBD, 2023

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Propnight

Propnight is an original title from developer What Pumpkin Games that combines elements from horror movies with fast-paced multiplayer action for iOS and Android devices! Players take control of a variety of horror movie monsters such as vampires or werewolves before competing in thrilling 4v4 matches across multiple maps.

Platforms: Android and iOS (expected)
Early Access:
No, no beta has been announced.
Controller Support:
Undetermined
Release Data:
TBD, 2023

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Rainbow Six Mobile

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Mobile is a tactical shooter game developed by Ubisoft. Players take control of an elite counter-terrorism unit as they battle their way through a series of challenging missions. Notable characters include members of the Rainbow team, such as Caveira and Vigil, as well as enemies like the White Masks and Black Tusk.

Platforms: Android and iOS (confirmed)
Early Access:
Yes, a closed beta started on September 12, 2022 for Android users in Canada, US, Mexico, Brazil, Singapore, Philippines, and India. However, the beta has since ended and the servers are now closed. Pre-registration for Android (through the Play Store ) and iOS (directly with Ubisoft ) are available.
Controller Support:
Undetermined. While the beta test did not include controller support, it is yet to be revealed if the full mobile game will have controller support.
Release Data:
TBD, 2023

Can't wait for Rainbow Six Mobile to release? Try out Call of Duty: Mobile to tide you over.


Valorant Mobile

VALORANT Mobile is a fast-paced 5v5 tactical shooter from Riot Games. The game features classic VALORANT characters such as Phoenix, Jett, and Sage, with players competing in intense 5v5 battles across multiple maps and game modes.

Platforms: Android (confirmed) and iOS (expected)
Early Access:
Yes, Riot launched a beta in China on April 7, 2022.
Controller Support:
Undetermined
Release Data:
TBD, 2023

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Warcraft Arclight Rumble

Warcraft Arclight Rumble by NetEase Games brings all the action of Azeroth to your fingertips with its card battle system inspired by Hearthstone combined with Warcraft’s iconic heroes! Players can collect cards featuring characters like Thrall or Sylvanas before dueling against other players online in thrilling battles that require strategic thinking and quick reflexes.

Platforms: Android and iOS (confirmed)
Early Access: Yes, Android users can pre-register for a chance to be included in future beta tests .
Controller Support:
Undetermined
Release Data:
TBD, 2023


Zenless Zone Zero

Finally, Zenless Zone Zero by miHoYo is an action-adventure game set in a post-apocalyptic world. Players take control of an android named Alyssa who must battle her way through hordes of robotic enemies in order to save her home city. Notable characters include Alyssa’s allies such as Zenthar and Mina, as well as enemies like the mysterious Revenants that threaten her journey.

Platforms: Android and iOS (expected)
Early Access:
Yes, a closed beta launched on August 4,  2022, but the signup period ended on July 27.
Controller Support:
Undetermined
Release Data:
TBD, 2023

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