PC gaming giant BlueStacks launches BlueStacks 4, announces partnership with MSI

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BlueStacks — creator of the innovative PC gaming platform that lets you play Android games on your PC — has two big announcements to make this week.The first is that BlueStacks 4 is out. This latest version of the software, running Android Nougat, is smaller, more streamlined, and considerably faster than previous versions.Not only is it eight times quicker than BlueStacks 3, but it dramatically outpaces the cutting edge Samsung Galaxy 9X too.To put that into context, BlueStacks will run Lords Mobile 22.22% faster than the 9X. PUBG Mobile runs 12.6% faster on the platform, while Idle Heroes runs an astonishing 66.67% more quickly.

According to BlueStacks CEO Rosen Sharma, "BlueStacks 4 kills all gaming-focused phones and tablets in terms of performance and experience. Fast, big screen, accurate controls, multitasking, and uninterrupted game play makes these devices a favorite among the gamers". As well as giving you access to hundreds of thousands of games via the Google Play Store, BlueStacks allows you to run multiple instances, so that you can play several games at once, or a single game with several different profiles.You can also customize controls for gamepad keyboard and mouse, allowing you to dispense with awkward on-screen buttons and gameplay-obscuring touchscreen inputs.

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The platform has proven popular, with 300 million users playing 2 billion games every month.The second big announcement is that BlueStacks has partnered up with MSI to pre-install the BlueStacks client on MSI's range of PCs and laptops."By integrating BlueStacks deeply to create this new category of mobile gaming devices, we are giving something that users need while expanding our potential market considerably. For the last 5 years we have seen PCs lose to mobile devices, we will reverse that trend in the gaming market."

For those not fortunate enough to be coming into any new MSI hardware any time soon, BlueStacks 4 can be downloaded here.

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