BlueStacks, the largest Android gaming platform for PCs, released BlueStacks X (beta) on Friday, the world’s first cloud-based game streaming service for mobile games.
BlueStacks X is available on Windows 10 and 11, Mac, iOS, Android, Chromebook, and Raspberry Pi. It is the only cloud gaming service on the market that offers free game streaming for mobile games across platforms and devices.
“BlueStacks App Player recently crossed 1 billion lifetime downloads. BlueStacks X is a natural next step for us. Hybrid cloud is a big technological breakthrough which makes it economically viable to launch the service,” Rosen Sharma, CEO, BlueStacks Inc, said in a statement.
BlueStacks X (beta) is powered by hybrid cloud technology, a built-in partnership with now.gg, BlueStacks’ sister company.
A hybrid cloud enables the cloud to offload parts of computing and graphics rendering to the endpoints, dramatically reducing cloud costs and enabling users to enjoy a free service.
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This can be achieved both by using a native client and browsers capable of native graphics rendering. This technology works transparently and does not require any integration from game developers, the company said.
BlueStacks X can be accessed via the mobile browser on iOS, Android, Windows 11, Mac, Chromebooks, and even some smart TVs. The BlueStacks X native client is available on Windows 11, Windows 10, and older versions of Windows.
BlueStacks X can also be used by BlueStacks App Player users.
BlueStacks X (beta) already has over 200 games, and several new games are being added every week. The service has a great collection of RPG and Strategy games with other genres being added over time.