What are AAA Games?

The term "AAA Games" is a classification used within the video gaming industry to signify high-budget, high-profile games that are typically produced and distributed by large, well-known publishers. These games often rank as “blockbusters” due to their extreme popularity. Many are part of successful franchises, with new installments building on the success of previous games.

Why are AAA Games Important?

Increasingly, AAA gaming properties are being incorporated into more mobile gaming platforms so the performance and efficiency of the CPU and GPU in smartphones becomes paramount. Most AAA games require powerful 3D graphics, high-performance compute, machine learning, and constant connectivity on mobile devices. Arm is a major mobile gaming industry enabler and has been instrumental in the development of technologies that allow AAA games to run on mobile devices, including providing a series of best practice guides for game development on mobile devices based on Mali-GPUs.

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