The company BlueStacks released the fourth version of its gaming platform, as well as MSI App Player - a platform for running mobile games on MSI computers - based on it. BlueStacks 4 features unprecedented performance compared to flagship iOS and Android devices, and it is a real revolution in the gaming and mobile markets. We tell you what's new in BlueStacks 4 and how it will change the mobile gaming market.
In the market of mobile devices, a multiple increase in performance is unlikely, because new versions of smartphones bring with them only small "smooth" improvements, while at the same time they do not become cheaper in terms of cost. Mobile games themselves in terms of complexity and demand for resources have long been similar to PC-games, so it is not surprising that playing such games from a phone, even a flagship, can be difficult, because the smartphone instantly heats up and quickly loses battery power. Promising in solving this problem looks BlueStacks 4, which surpasses most gaming phones and tablets in the context of performance and gaming experience, as it takes advantage of all the perks of a PC or laptop, such as a large screen, neat keyboard and mouse controls, multitasking and gameplay without interference. Thus, more and more mobile gamers are choosing the PC as their primary or secondary platform for mobile gameplay.
"Cybersports, streaming, hits like PUBG and Fortnite are forcing the PC gaming market to grow at a tremendous rate. This has an impact on the device market as well. Gaming PC and notebook sales now account for a leading share of PC manufacturers' revenue structure," said Clark Peng, product director at MSI, "By introducing BlueStacks we have created a new type of gaming device that blurs the boundaries between desktop and mobile gamming. It will greatly expand the potential market and change the trends of the gaming market."
What's new in BlueStacks 4
On the technical side, the biggest change is the new architecture of BlueStacks 4, based on the principles of "on-demand", which means using only the necessary components at a given time, without loading all the available services. This has significantly increased the speed of the platform. In addition, there is an internal store BlueStacks Store and currency BlueStacks Points, which can be exchanged for real gaming devices: keyboards, mice, etc. Also important is the fact of close cooperation with many leading game developers from around the world, which helped to provide players with smooth mobile gameplay using keyboard and mouse.
Considering that the current BlueStacks audience numbers in the hundreds of millions of installations, this is only a small fraction of the multibillion-dollar mobile market. That said, it's probably one of the most paying and fastest-growing fractions. People who play on PCs have long been used to making game purchases, and game developers around the world are seeing this and partnering with BlueStacks. According to Rosen Sharma, BlueStacks CEO, once paying desktop players get used to the platform, the mobile gaming market will change.
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