30 April 2019
MX Player started as a simple local media player and saw a huge fan following. It used to be one of the most popular media players on Android with over hundreds of millions of downloads. It was then acquired by Times Internet, an Indian online media giant, and turned into an over-the-top streaming service. And now, it seems like the team is thinking of integrating games within the app.
As spotted by Gadgets360 folks, Times Internet has posted a new job listing on LinkedIn where it is seeking applicants for the Games Engineer job profile. The job description mentions that the opportunity is for working on MX Player where they want to create hyper-casual 2D games.
This suggests that MX Player team is looking to increase user engagement with the help of games. Since these will be casual 2D games, one should not expect anything fancy or graphics-rich. These are likely to be those mini-games that Facebook offers within Messenger application to keep users spend as much time as possible.
It will be interesting to see exactly what kind of games MX Player will implement and whether they will be liked by users. As for when exactly these games will be released, it is actually hard to say. It is also worth noting that it is not confirmed for sure as the team can surely change plans in the future. Either way, we will keep you updated.