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Subway Surfers 512MB RAM support well on the way

Subway Surfers

Joe Belfiore took to Twitter this morning to reveal some details about upcoming updates to Windows Phone 8.1 and certain high profile apps, including Subway Surfers. The news for this popular title is the highly anticipated 512MB RAM support for more affordable hardware with less memory than premium counterparts.

Improvements are currently in development and we can expect to see an update released soon that will contain changes to enable 512MB support, according to Belfiore's tweet stating that "512MB SS coming". We can't see what else SS could stand for, other than Subway Surfers, and we know just how badly everyone wants it added.

Joe Belfiore Subway Surfers tweet

Subway Surfers was recently refreshed with Tokyo as the latest area to be added in. For the time being, everything in Subway Surfers has to be enjoyed on a Windows Phone with at least 1GB of RAM, but hopefully that'll soon change now that we know support is planned.

Source: Twitter (@JoeBelfiore); thanks, Rushab, for the tip!

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Subway Surfers 512MB RAM support well on the way

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Hahaha will download nd play once ...!!!

They should nw come up with a successor to the game instead of updating with different skins only
Or multiplayer with something unique function....!!! :)

Seems slower....

I still prefer Minion Rush. But its a good news as long as those Androdies would give one less reason not to choose Windows Phone and good for the whinners too... 

I also prefer minion rush and rail rush. But minion rush has some problems its not getting installed after 94% still im the game

Is it happening while you're trying to update? Coz it happened with me too. Then I completely uninstalled the game, set "phone memory" to install my new apps and games, then downloaded it again. It worked fine after that.

minion rush has got very less fps!!!just play a windows 8 store version of it on your laptop..then you will get to knw the true awesomness of this game!!i donno how it runs on 1 gb devices but i m pretty sure it wud b having the same issue!!

That's right. I works way better in my lappy but its still playable in my phone. The game is actually, thoroughly detailed with detailed background elements and graphics, unlike temple run or subway surfers. So I can consider the performance ;) But yes, I guess it must work better in 1gb ram devices...

It works fine in my 720. But only if I keep it in internal (phone) memory. The moment I move it to SD card (thinking to save some space), it lags like hell... Loading takes around a minute then the game lags every now and then, it doesn't crashes at all though.

Could it be because you are using a lower class microSD Card? Have you tried it out using a Class 10 microSD card? I would love to hear some feedback on the performance of games installed in a Class 10 microSD

I haven't tried minion rush but Temple Run 2, Temple run Brave, Monsters University, Subway Surfers and The Amazing Spiderman works perfectly on Lumia 620 using a Sandisk Class 10 microSD...

games performance increases when you move to class 10 sd card! Much better than the phone memory. Using lumia 720 with san disk 16gb ultra

I installed temple run 2 on my UHS-1 memory card in lumia 620.Which is by the way more laggy than minion rush ,but ahh! it moves like jagger.

I have also same problem. I don't know why it is downloading additional files after 51 mb ,file size should be extended and should be install and play system.

Already enjoying it on my 720(sideloaded) .. Well..its good that its officially supported..dont know why it took so long .. Guess it's better late than never. . . But those days where every one used to play subway surfers r long gone ..

Side-note: still no candy crush,pet rescue saga,clash of clans and plants vs zombies 2 ?? I wont be needing my s5 if I have these

who needs clash of clans when you have cloud raiders? it's so much better and it's getting regular updates and support!

We'll work on surpassing the WPCentral team there soon :D

Actually, every single game has a really nice alternative in WP store, if not better and they're usually from indie developers. But the problem is "masses and marketing". We can't let them down from game enquiries. For example, there are girls in my neighbours who won't get a WP just because it doesn't have Candy Crush. C'mon there are tons of better alternatives but then you know...

Everything comes last for 512MB :D
Actually one of my friend didn't know that he can even take screenshots on his 520, recently I had to tell him.

Actually 512 MB Android phones support all the games, and they run pretty smoothly.
iPhone 4s (which has 512 MB Ram, and 800 MHz Dual-Core processor) runs all the games that WP 512 MB Ram phones don't. Hell even games that don't run smoothly on 1GB Ram phones, runs smoothly and without any lag on iPhone 4s.
Even iPhone 3GS (which have pathetic 256 MB Ram & 600 MHz Single Core processor) run games like TR2 & SS smoothly.
That being said, but Windows Phone 8.1 now gives 404 MB Ram for apps, which is enough to run games like Fifa 14, that is if developers properly optimize it.

iPhones are made by Apple. The company that makes its OS as well. That's, they can very precisely choose how the hardware should tackle with the apps and games. Unlike Nokia / Microsoft till now.
That's right, proper optimization can make almost everything possible.

Is it always the same person spamming this request over all the unrelated topics? Why does anyone care about this? Don't we have enough message platforms?

100% sure you don't even use BBM, yet you are just ranting about it. If you just wanna show off, there are plenty of apps that can be shown off to iOS and Android users ;) Take SongArc for example ;)

Talking about games, Microsoft should seal a deal with KING ( candy crush, etc, etc) personally I don't like those games, but windows phone platform need this type of games.. Maybe after eventually KING come to WP, other developers will follow..

If I was the head of WP, I'd definitely turn down companies who previously refused to make app for WP, that is assuming WP has gotten around 35% market share

Most of the games heats up my 920 so fast, (10 min fr Asphalt 8), but its not the case in android phones(seen on note 2 and moto x). Is it because they got quad core processor?? if so, hows 1520's performance? 

Getting some heating issues on this Samsung, but then its a refurb insurance job, the original handled games well without much heating.
I'm guessing there's an issue with whatever heatspreader they applied to it.
Hear that issue quite a bit with various devices. Manufacturing issue.

Another example of an app that will take advantage of WP8.1 improved efficiency and reduced memory requirement. Great news and sign of things to come more broadly.

Me buy 4Gb DDR3 memoly stick to play SS on me fone but me no know how to fit on me phone. People elp me and bbm!!!

My guess is they missed the boat, bigtime.
Responding to age old hype on a game people are over already.
Hardly gonna get kids showing off SS to they're friends who have already played it to death on ios etc.
Guess its a bit of extra income for a dying game though.

Actually always when belfiore tweets like watsapp, files, update coming soon it will be coming next day.. I want this one to happen tomorrow my exam is finished tomorrow so i will pick it tomorrow if it comes to Lumia 620 looking for it

I need Dead Trigger, 9 innings, homerun durby, Stick cricket games to windows phone. Will i have to wait or move on with back to android?

Skype is a microsoft service it should be integrated to wp8.1 as facebook was in wp8 without the need of app. Still no update and no integration of skype with dialer. But microsoft is taking care of apple ios. Why???

If I want a game now is Hayday !!
All android users are enjoying it !!
But we windows users are still stuck on subway surfers !! Shame on you Microsoft. !!

Why Mic try to do something like this, Ram 512mb like Iphone but cannot run anything normal, WP come after but it doesn;t make any better. What are you thinking Micro$oft, we, all WP members want to know, why you don't develop your OS good enough before you release. Now i understand why all WP devices have 3 years up to date. I love Nokia, but i didn't like what you have done. Lumia 720 !

And... What about Gamelofts games like "mass effect", FIFA, etc.. (?).. I will always have the same question.. "How can be possible that 512mb devices run games like "Six Guns" or "Asphalt 8" but not that ones :c