The gaming platform BlueStacks has unveiled BlueStacks Inside, a new platform that will let mobile games developers publish their games on Steam or Discord.
To be precise, BlueStacks Inside comes with a one-step SDK (software development kit) that will allow them to do so without the need to officially make a PC port. This will help the developer save on development time and cost.
BlueStacks itself is a platform that also PC users to play mobile games using their PCs. The biggest advantage here is that PCs generally have more powerful hardware. In addition, you get to use a keyboard, mouse or a gamepad to play games. This can make a game much easier to play than it otherwise would on mobile.
A few mobile game developers are already on board, including KOG, Funplus, and Fabled Game Studio. With the greater reach of the Steam platform, mobile developers will be able to reach a larger audience with their games. It will also provide them access to Steam features like the Steam Community Hub, as well as the Steam Wallet.
According to Venturebeat, BlueStacks CEO Rosen Sharma had this to say:
“What we see is that the BlueStacks and Steam audiences overlap almost completely. So the partnership gives gamers access to the entire Android gaming library right on their PCs,” says Rosen Sharma, BlueStacks CEO, in a statement. “We eliminate the need for separate development teams just to bring mobile games to a PC audience. When published with BlueStacks, a player downloading the game through Steam gets the full game experience. It isn’t BlueStacks. It isn’t Steam. It’s a PC game.”
Currently, BlueStacks Inside is in soft launch, with a few selected developers that have access to it.