Google has finally expanded the availability of the beta version of the Google Play Games platform on Windows-based PCs. Google Play Games is a platform that allows users to play Android games on Windows-based PCs without an emulator.
In January, Google Play Games for PC was tested in a limited beta version in several countries, namely in Hong Kong, South Korea, and Taiwan. Now, the beta version of Google Play Games PC can be downloaded by gamers in eight countries, namely Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil starting Thursday (3/11/2022).
This is good news for mobile gamers, because so far Android users have to use emulators to play mobile games on their Windows laptops. However, there are minimum specifications that a Windows-based laptop/computer must have in order to run Google Play Games.
Here are the minimum specifications to run Google Play Games on a Windows PC.
Windows PC minimum specs for Google Play Games
- OS: Windows 10 (v2004)
- Storage: Solid State Drive (SSD) with 10 GB of free storage space
- Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 630 GPU or equivalent
- Processor: CPU with 4 cores
- Memory: 8GB RAM
- Windows admin account
- Hardware virtualization must be enabled
If the Windows PC meets the minimum specifications, gamers can download the beta version of Google Play Games on the official website https://play.google.com/googleplaygames. Users can also sync Google Play Games accounts on smartphones, tablets, Chromebooks, laptops, and Windows PCs.
So, game sessions that were previously accessed on smartphones and tablets can be resumed on Chromebooks and PCs through the same account.
In the official statement received KompasTeknothrough Google Play Games for PC, Indonesian gamers can play at least 25 popular games, including:
- Mobile Legends: Bang Bang
- Summoners War
- State of Survival: The Joker Collaboration
- Three Kingdoms Tactic
- Blade Idle
- Cookie Run: Kingdom
- Evony: The King’s Return
With the existence of Google Play Games specifically for PC, gamers can get several advantages. For example, showing gameplay games on a larger screen, ease of control using the help of a keyboard and mouse, to flexible accessibility.
This new Google Play Games service is different from cloud gaming. This means that users still need todownload games you want to play on Chromebooks, laptops, and Windows PCs. To date, Google Play Games is still not available for macOS-based PC devices.