Google has launched Google Play Games in several countries and intends to officially bring Android games to Windows.
According to the latest game news, Google is testing a new Windows application called Google Play Games, through which PC users can easily experience games on the Android platform. Google Play Games is currently in beta in South Korea, Taiwan and the Hong Kong region, and Google plans to increase the number of countries that have access to the app soon. It also looks like the app will be available in most parts of the world by the end of 2022.
If you wish, you can register in the Waitlist of the Google Play Games application through the Play Store website, so that as soon as it is available in your geographical area, you will be one of the first people to download it. It should be noted that users already had several options to run Android games or applications on Windows, but none of them were officially provided by Google; Through the Microsoft Your Phone app, emulator software such as BlueStacks or using the Windows subsystem for Android can be downloaded from the Amazon Store.
After logging in to Google Play Games, users will be able to sync their Android games to their PC and experience them on any device running the Windows operating system. The interesting point here is that the level of players’ progress is also transferred by syncing to the Windows version of the game, and in fact, we can continue the game from where we saved it on our Android phone.
Unlike the Windows subsystem for Android, which is only available on Windows 11, Google Play Games will be compatible with any device running the 2004 version of Windows 10 or later. Of course, there are restrictions on using the new Google app. Items that Google Play Games does not support include AMD systems with less than 1 GB of VRAM and Lenovo ThinkPad series laptops. In addition, to run Google Play Games on Windows, the user must have at least the required system, which is as follows:
- Windows 10 (2004 version and above)
- Having SSD memory
- 20 GB of free storage space
- Gaming graphics card (see Google’s website for supported cards)
- A processor with 8 logical cores
- Use Windows admin account
- Hardware Virtualization must be enabled
- The device itself and its configuration must be compatible with the app
It seems that if Google Play Games wants to become very popular among PC users, Android game developers will have to synchronize their current games with the mouse and keyboard, or from now on think about compatibility with PC during game development.
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