Samsung DeX gets gaming support for major Android titles
Following from its announcement that it is currently developing a new Linux on DeX solution for its Galaxy S8, S8+ and Note 8, Samsung has also announced a new partnership with leading gaming companies to bring their Android mobile games to the DeX Android-based desktop environment. The move indicates that Samsung sees its DeX dock and platform combination as a key differentiator between it and its leading competitor, Apple.
If you’ve played games like Super Evil Megacorp’s Vainglory, Game Insight’s Survival Arena, Eric Froemling’s BombSquad and Netmarble’s Lineage 2 Revolution and thought they would be awesome in a desktop context, Samsung has just made your wish come true. The new partnership between Samsung and the makers of these games will bring point and click mouse control support and the more immersive experience offered by playing the games on a larger screen. This is in addition to being able to continue playing the game on your handheld for a portable gaming experience when away from your desk.
Lingeage 2 Revolution and Nexon’s AxE are also building in low-level support for the Vulkan API that will both boost gaming performance as well as power efficiency. The coming months will also see Square Enix’s FINAL FANTASY XV POCKET EDITION be added to the list of games that work in the DeX desktop environment. With smartphones approaching, or even surpassing, notebook performance, the ability to take a mobile and have it drive an external monitor for a PC-like experience is a promising development and Samsung appears to be doing its best to leverage it.