BlueStacks X, a cloud-based game streaming service for mobile games, launched in India on Friday as a beta test. The cloud gaming service will be available on multiple platforms on computers, smartphones and Raspberry Pi devices. It is claimed to be the world’s first cloud-based game streaming service for mobile phones and offers streaming free games through compatible web browsers on all platforms. BlueStacks X is powered by hybrid cloud technology and the company says it currently hosts over 200 games with lots of games added every week.
The new cloud-based game streaming service, BlueStacks X, launched as a beta test in India and is also available in 13 other countries. The service is accessible through a web browser on Android, Chrome OS, iOS, Linux, macOS, Raspberry Pi, Windows 10, and Windows 11 devices. BlueStacks X can also be used by BlueStacks App Player users. It will host more than 200 games and new games will be added every week, according to the company. Currently, games belong to role-playing (RPG) and strategy genres with new genres promised to be added over time.
There are 14 games listed on the BlueStacks X website that are currently playable. These include Lords Mobile: Kingdom Wars, Traffic Puzzle – Match 3 Game, RAID: Shadow Legends, Dragonscapes Adventure, Looney Tunes World of Mayhem, Star Conflict Heroes, Pop Slots, Guild of Heroes: Epic Dark Fantasy, Dynasty Scrolls, MU Origin 2 Webzen, Evony: Return of the King and the Warbots.
Players are also eligible for a special offer from BlueStacks. A tweet from the company mentions that five winners will have a chance to win a $ 50 Google Play card (around Rs. 3,700) if they play a free game and share a screenshot of the gameplay.
BlueStacks X is powered by hybrid cloud technology which is built in conjunction with BlueStacks sister company – now.gg. Using the technology, the company says it can “offload parts of the compute and graphics rendering to endpoints,” lowering cloud costs and giving users a free service – backed by ads.
Commenting on BlueStacks X, CEO Rosen Sharma said, “BlueStacks App Player recently crossed 1 billion lifetime downloads. BlueStacks X is a natural next step for us. The hybrid cloud is a great technological advance that makes the launch of the service economically viable.