Google is expanding its Google Play for PC program to eight more countries, including the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore in open beta. That means that all players in these regions with Windows systems that meet the minimum requirements can access Google Play on a desktop computer.
The company first launched the program under a limit test in South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand and Australia. Later in August, it expanded it to all players in these countries in open beta.
Google added that in recent months it has added popular titles such as “1945 Air Force”, “Blade Idle”, “Cookie Run: Kingdom” and “Evony: The King’s Return” to the program with more games to be added soon. .
In August, Google also restructured the minimum requirements for systems that can run Google Play for PC. Originally, Google needed an eight-core CPU, a “gaming-class GPU” and 20 GB of available storage. With the reduced requirements, users will need a four-core CPU, an integrated GPU, and 10 GB of free storage on the system.
“We are excited to expand our platform to more markets so that players can enjoy their favorite games on Google Play. As we move towards a full release, we will continue to add new features and evaluate feedback from developers and players,” said Arjun Dayal, director of Google Play Games. a blog post.
With this program, Google has enabled players to use their mouse and keyboard for input. Notably, it also began testing support for these inputs for Android games on ChromeOS in September.
In a separate project, Microsoft has partnered with Amazon to bring Android apps to Windows 11. In August, the company expanded this preview feature for users in Japan.
On the other hand, despite announcing the shutdown of its Stadia cloud gaming service, Google is still focused on making gaming available to more players. In October, it introduced new Chromebooks geared for cloud gaming with hardware manufacturers such as Acer, Asus and Lenovo.