Google’s instant app tech is currently available to only a handful of game developers, but the company plans to make the feature available to more devs. This means that the Instant app tech which was rolled out on Android in 2017 could soon start to gain traction among players.
Users can already try out a small selection of titles in the Play Store. Instant apps do not need to be installed on the device, but they offer the full experience of a conventional mobile game.
Some of the most popular instant games already available include Bubble Witch 3 Saga, Clash Royale, Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire, Solitaire, and Words with Friends 2.
Instant games don’t require those extra few minutes to install, and although they need a few seconds to load, you can get into a game quite quickly on a decent Wi-Fi connection.
Google Instant Apps Could Lure In More Users
The Google Play team explained that instant apps were a response to the need to remove the steps required to install game titles. If the game can be played instantly, you can send a link to a friend to join it without the need for them of having the game installed on their device.
Instant titles have a “Try Now” button in the Play Store which gives you a demo of the game almost instantly. If you wish to continue to play the game, though, you’ll have to install it on your phone or other mobile device.
The technology has some benefits as players will no longer have to sacrifice critical storage space just to try out a new game. Also, they will be able to play the game and have a full game experience before they pay real money for it. There is also the users that are not even willing to test a new game because they have to install it first.
The new tech, also known as “Google Play Instant,” is open for beta testing, so only a handful, carefully selected devs will be able to access it.
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