At its Recreation Developer Summit, Google at present introduced a brand new characteristic for Android recreation builders that may velocity up by nearly 2x the time from beginning a obtain within the Google Play retailer to the sport launching — at the least on Android 12 gadgets. The title of the brand new characteristic, “play as you obtain,” just about offers away what that is all about. Even earlier than all the sport’s belongings have been downloaded, gamers will have the ability to get going.
On common, trendy video games are doubtless the biggest apps you’ll ever obtain, and when that obtain takes a few minutes, you’ll have lengthy moved on to the subsequent TikTok session earlier than the sport is ever able to play. With this new characteristic, Google guarantees that it’ll take solely half the time to leap right into a recreation that weighs in at 400MB or so. In case you’re a console gamer, this complete idea may even really feel acquainted, on condition that Sony just about does the identical factor for PlayStation video games.
Now, this isn’t Google’s first try at making video games load sooner. With “Google Play Instant,” the corporate already provides a associated characteristic that permits players to instantly begin a recreation from the Play Retailer. The thought there, although, is to utterly get rid of the set up course of and provides potential gamers a chance to check out a brand new recreation immediately.
Like Play On the spot, the brand new “play as you obtain” characteristic is powered by Google’s Android App Bundle format, which is, for probably the most half, changing the previous APK normal