Despite the fact that the segment of gaming smartphones appeared on the market for a long time, Google itself has never contributed particularly to the transformation of Android into a gaming platform. It is clear that the function of overclocking performance on the principle of Turbo Boost require direct participation of iron producers, but, as they say, would be a desire. After all, even a software upgrade allows you to do a lot of interesting things. Apparently, Google finally realized it, and therefore began to actively develop the game direction, then offering developers an effective tool for optimization, the new principle of loading games on smartphones.
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The new principle of downloading games on Android, which we are talking about, involves the division of the image into several components. Thanks to this division, users will be able to run the game even before it is fully installed. That is, it will be enough to initiate the download, wait until the key data is downloaded and, in fact, start the game, while the remaining components will be quietly downloaded in the background. As a result, the user will not even have to restart the game again, as all changes contained in the additional files will be applied automatically.
Downloading games on Android
How games are downloaded on Android. A new principle:
- First, the installation APK file will be downloaded, which will allow you to start the game;
- Then the first and second additional components with game world textures, music and levels will be loaded in parallel;
- The latter will load a third additional component containing maps, videos, Easter and other auxiliary elements.
In addition to split downloads, Google has also presented a modified game update principle. Now you don’t have to go to Google Play to download the update, because the offer to install a new build will be received by users when they log in to the game itself. From there it will be possible to initiate the download, which will not interrupt the gameplay, and then start playing with the applied changes, which will be installed in the background. Isn’t it beautiful?
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This method of loading is not new at all. Many studios that produce games for desktop platforms and consoles, have long used it to give users the opportunity not to stand idle while the download is complete, and join the game almost immediately after the start of downloading. After all, most of the top games today weigh 10 and 20, and even 30 GB, which means that the download alone, not to mention unpacking and other processes can take quite a long time.
Luckily, Android games weigh many times less, but a superficial approach to mobile gaming plays a big role here. Due to the fact that smartphone users are usually not used to long waiting, many of them either consciously give up heavy games or download them, but do not have time to wait for the download to start playing immediately, and put off the first launch for later. For developers, this is not very good, because in this case, users spend less time in the game, or worse, do not get to it at all because of employment. As a result, there is no gamer, and there are no sales of built-in purchases.
However, you should remember that you can’t activate the download of any game from Google Play and launch it on your smartphone right now. In order for the new method to spread everywhere, it is necessary that the developers accepted the Google condition and changed the layout of their games in a special way. It is clear that they have no other option, but since it requires not only making changes, but also pre-release testing and debugging, most likely, promised Google changes will begin to appear in games only closer to the summer.