Google Play Store Will Now Show Apps Sale Pricing And High-Quality Games

With the new feature, developers noticed a huge increase in the number of apps being downloaded and it also helped them in maintaining a lift after the free period.

Google announced the new format, called Playables, today at the Games Developer Conference in San Francisco. How this will actually work out remains to be see as they are plenty of good games from indie developers that may remain in the shadows of popular titles and this type of change really won't help them that much if at all. That being said, Google is changing that to make it so user commitment is also taken into consideration.

Not just app pricing, Google is also working on improving visibility of games on Play Store.

Google will look at a game's "stickiness" - its retention and engagement levels - as a way to reward quality with better promotion on the store. If anything, you can try something out before deciding whether you want to completely commit to paying for it in full.

Last but certainly not least, Google will be hosting themed editorials which will be putting all sorts of apps into the spotlight. These pages will have links to games that have been hand-picked by Google editors that will put a spotlight on "optimal gaming experiences on Android".

Google held their Google Developer Day at GDC 2017, and introduced some new tools for developers, along with a couple notable new games coming to mobile.

Additionally, Google revealed several upcoming titles available now or in the near future for Google Play. This dynamic duo adds to Google and others' efforts to bring more content to the still-nascent virtual reality content space. What makes Google's proposal potentially more compelling is, well, Google. In 2016, over 100 million new users accessed local relevant forms of payments (such as direct carrier billing or gift cards) to access and buy favourite apps and games on Google Play. We won't know for some time, but Moledina is confident in Google taking the right approach with its latest improvements.

  • Joey Payne