Google Play Games is making its PC debut today as a beta, allowing Android games to be played on Windows 10 and 11. Google made the first announcement last month.
Android games are coming to Windows PCs with Google
At the moment, the beta of Google Play Games on Windows PCs is available in three regions: Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea. Users in these regions can register at this address to participate in the beta program. The minimum technical characteristics of the PC must be:
- Windows 10 (version 20004)
- Graphics card suitable for games
- 8 logical core processor
- 8 GB RAM
- 20 GB of available storage space
- Windows administrator account
- Hardware virtualization must be enabled
- PC and configuration compatible
Google says it will work directly with developers to ensure their games are optimized for PC and support keyboard/mouse. Google has also launched a site for developers to offer advice to those interested and to prepare.
The timing of the games is another important point. Google ensures that it is possible to start a game on your Android smartphone / tablet and then resume it on your PC (or vice versa). However, this point deserves clarification because several games do not use a backup system going through the cloud.
Here are the 11 games that are available at launch with the beta:
- Asphalt 9: Legends
- Cookie Run: Kingdom
- Cookie Run: Overbreak
- Dragon Mania Legends
- Idle Heroes
- Mobile Legends: Bang Bang
- State of Survival: The Joker Collaboration
- Summoners War 三國志・戰略版 (Three Kingdoms Tactics)
- Top War: Battle Game
The availability of Google Play Games on Windows PCs in the rest of the world will be in the course of 2022. There is no specific date yet. Google will communicate later on the subject.