Google starts testing Android games on Windows PCs

Yordan, 20 January 2022

Microsoft announced Windows 11 with the promise it will support Android apps, although that functionality wasn't ready for the launch of the desktop platform.

Now Google has finally launched the first beta - users in select markets can sign up for Google Play Games where they can run 12 games on their computer.

The first countries/regions to get it are Hong Kong, Taiwan, and South Korea, where players can test Asphalt 9, Gardenscapes and Homescapes, and a handful of other locally available games.

They need to have at least Windows 10 (v2004) or Windows 11, a PC with an octa-core CPU, moderately powerful GPU, 8GB RAM and at least 20GB SSD storage.

Google starts bringing Android games to Windows PC

The menu of Google Play Games looks a lot like the regular Google Play Store, but with longer descriptions and different notification for whether the game has ads and in-app purchases. Players can still earn Play Points, even if the game is not played on an Android.

The platform is expected to arrive in beta to other markets with more games soon.

Source | Via


Reader comments

Octacore CPU?! this most likely is emulation. They could have at least released their emulation software since I was not aware Bluestacks was ageing until their Bluestacks 5.

  • Arun
  • 21 Jan 2022
  • D0d

Vulkan games not working on it yet.

  • Anonymous
  • 20 Jan 2022
  • xq5

Aren't that super games enough? Because many games are already for Windows.

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