Vainglory update 2.8 will introduce mouse and keyboard support with Samsung DeX. Please read the press release below for full details:
Vainglory to Introduce Mouse and Keyboard Support with Samsung DeX
Update 2.8 will give players the power to play as if on a PC;
New ability showcased for the first time at the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Unpacked Event in New York
San Mateo, Calif. — August 23, 2017 — Super Evil Megacorp, creators of Vainglory, the world’s leading mobile esport, will introduce full Samsung DeX support in update 2.8, allowing the game to be played with mouse and keyboard on Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ devices. Vainglory was featured on stage at today’s Galaxy Note 8 Unpacked event in New York City. Super Evil Megacorp’s proprietary E.V.I.L. game engine allows the console-grade game to be played on Samsung DeX.
Super Evil Megacorp built its proprietary E.V.I.L. engine from the ground up to power Vainglory and produce console-quality graphics, animations and controls. By constantly updating and building upon the engine, Super Evil Megacorp has been able to fully control Vainglory software in terms of performance and platform capabilities. This affords the studio more freedom in coding its networking systems than using a traditional out-of-the-box engine solution. The collaboration with Samsung furthers Super Evil’s mission by pushing the boundaries of mobile gaming. Banding together with the latest in technology provides gamers with the opportunity to experience Vainglory however they want to and on the broadest range of devices as possible. With Samsung DeX, players of Vainglory can experience the game on a big screen through Samsung Game Launcher app, and use mouse and keyboard to control gameplay.
“We’re constantly exploring and pushing the boundaries of gaming technology,” said Tommy Krul, CTO of Super Evil Megacorp. “With the help of our own proprietary E.V.I.L. engine technology, we’ve been able to deliver a smooth yet visceral competitive gaming experience for Vainglory players across the globe. We built Vainglory specifically for mobile devices with unmatched speed and responsive touch controls, but now, with the help of Samsung DeX, we’re taking gameplay to the next level for players who gravitate towards traditional PC gaming, and prefer to play with a mouse and keyboard.”
Samsung and Super Evil Megacorp have been collaborating closely on development projects since early 2016, when Vainglory became one of the first games to be optimized with Samsung’s Vulkan graphics API technology. Vainglory was also named the mobile gaming partner for the Samsung Galaxy Invitational during E3 2016, hosting top Vainglory esports teams from across the globe. In March of this year, Samsung announced the release of the Galaxy S8/S8+ smartphones and Samsung DeX, which connects the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ to a monitor, keyboard and mouse for a desktop experience powered by the phone.
A demo version of Vainglory will be playable on Samsung DeX during gamescom, the biggest consumer gaming show in the world, taking place today through Saturday, August 26th, in Cologne, Germany, Vainglory will also be playable on Samsung DeX across selected Samsung Retail stores in Europe soon.