Google Play Games launches today in open beta in the US, allowing everyone to try out a selection of Android games on PC. Google launched an initial beta version of the software on Windows PCs earlier this year, but it was limited to Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan. Today’s launch sees the extend beta service to USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore.
Available games include: [1945Luchtmacht, Mes inactief, Cookie Run: Koninkrijken Evony: De terugkeer van de koning. De app synchroniseert zelfs de voortgang tussen pc’s en mobiel, zodat je op verschillende platforms kunt doorgaan waar je was gebleven. Hoewel Google titels blijft toevoegen aan de Play Games-catalogus, zijn er momenteel slechts 85 games wereldwijd beschikbaar op de service.
Minimum specifications: Google Play Games
- Windows 10 (v2004)
- Solid State Drive (SSD)
- Intel UHD Graphics 630 GPU or equivalent
- 4 physical CPU cores
- 8GB RAM
- 10 GB available storage
- Windows administrator account
- Hardware virtualization must be enabled
- Compatible PC device and configuration
“We are excited to expand our platform into more markets to allow players to play their favorite games on Google Play,” said Arjun Dayal, director of Google Play Games. “As we move towards a full release, we will continue to add new features and evaluate feedback from developers and players.”
Google Play Games is separate from the work Microsoft has done to bring Android apps to Windows 11. Microsoft instead partners with Amazon and offers games and apps from Amazon’s Appstore in the latest operating system. Microsoft built an underlying Windows subsystem for Android into Windows 11, but Google created its own separate app to bring its Google Play Android games to PC.