Google Play Games for PC is now available in 5 markets

Image Source: Google Blog Australia

Google announced today that it has rolled out the beta program of Google Play Games for PC to all users living in South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand and Australia, allowing them to play popular Android games on their Windows devices. 

The tech giant first introduced Play Games for PC at last year’s Game Awards, then launched the initial beta in South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong this January, and started expanding it to Thailand and Australia in March, 9to5Google reported at the time. 

However, the company has just made it official that the program has been made available to users in Australia, bringing the total number of markets rising to five. In addition, prior to announcement, users had to wait for an invitation to start using the platform. But now the beta program is now accessible to all users in the markets listed above. 

Image Source Google Blog Australia

Google also announced that it has doubled the number of games available on the platform to over 50. Popular titles in its library include Summoners War, Cookie Run: Kingdom, Last Fortress: Underground, and Slam Dunk.

In addition, the company said that it has reduced the minimum system requirements so that more users can enjoy the platform. 

The following are the updated requirements to play Google Play Games on desktops:

 Minimum requirementRecommended for better gameplay performance
OSWindows 10 (v2004)Windows 10 (v2004)
StorageSolid state drive (SSD) with 10 GB of available storage spaceSolid state drive (SSD) with 10 GB of available storage space
Memory8 GB of RAM8 GB of RAM
GraphicsIntelⓇ UHD Graphics 630 GPU or comparableGaming-class GPU, like Nvidia GeForce MX450
Processor4 CPU physical cores8 logical cores
Other requirementsWindows admin account
Hardware virtualization must be turned on
Windows admin account
Hardware virtualization must be turned on
Source: Google Support

In October last year, Amazon also announced a similar partnership with Microsoft to bring Android games to Windows 11 users. 

Written by Sophie Blake


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