For those of you who have been waiting for mobile games on PC for a long time, today’s launch of the new Google Play Games application on Windows is a breath of fresh air.
The Game Awards event enables users to access Google Play games on Windows PCs in addition to the presently supported mobile, tablet, and ChromeOS platforms. Google stated that the new PC support would encompass both laptops and desktops, and gamers will be able to continue playing where they left off when moving from another device, such as an Android phone, to their computer.
The company earlier announced the initial areas that would receive access to the PC app in early 2022. However, no specific date had been provided.
The Google Play Games application that is present on PC is reported to present a collection of featured games from Android and is currently available in certain areas — Hong Kong, South Korea, and Taiwan.
In beta, Google offers users access to some of the most popular Google Play games in the world, including Mobile Legends, Asphalt 9, State of Survival, Summoners War, Three Kingdoms Tactics, and many others. Google also confirmed that users could download the game to their PC and play it with a keyboard and mouse.
The debut of the PC App follows Microsoft’s recent decision to bring Android apps to Windows 11, which involved cooperation with Amazon and the establishment of its own Amazon Appstore, as demand for cross-platform gameplay has increased.
However, the Google Play Games for PC app is not being developed in collaboration with Microsoft; rather, it is being developed independently by Google and distributed by Google. Additionally, it is not a game streaming service. To play the games, players must download them to their computer.
Google is rolling out the Android platform to Windows users as a beta. It’s a good time to develop Android applications because you’ll be able to target this new audience. If your game can run on Windows, you’ll be able to reach 2.5 billion monthly active users.
For those of you who want to try the Play Game Beta application, Google reminds that the application has minimum specifications in order to run it, and here are the details:
- Windows 10+ (v2004)
- CPU Octa-core
- 8 GB RAM
- GPU (?)
- A solid-state drive (SSD) with 20 GB of storage space
So, what’s your opinion regarding the Play Game Beta application that has just arrived for Windows devices? Say it directly in the comments column!