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Google is bringing Android games to Windows devices in 2022

Google is bringing Android games to Windows devices in 2022
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  • Google Play Games will be available on Windows devices in 2022.
  • Users will be able to enjoy Android games on their Windows desktops, laptops and tablets.
  • The native app is being built by Google.
Google is introducing Google Play Games to Windows platforms next year. The major cross-platform announcement was made during the Game Awards 2021 by host Geoff Keighley.

The Google Play Games app, which is built by Google, will be available on the Windows platform that will allow users to run Android games on their Windows PC. Google has built the application on its own and has not collaborated with either Microsoft, BlueStacks or any other developer.

Greg Hartrell, Google’s product director of games on Android and Google Play, told The Verge that gamers will be able to experience Google Play games on more devices and they can seamlessly switch between a phone, tablet, Chromebook, and a Windows PC soon.

Users will soon be able to play the popular Google Play games on their Windows laptop, desktops or PC after having played them on Google OS-based devices such as Android phones, tablets and Chromebooks.

While not much information is known about the exact date of launch or the minimum system requirement to run the app, the Google Play application is being developed for Windows 10 and above.

Android games on Windows

With this launch, Google will add more Android games to the Windows platform. Although recently, Microsoft with its Windows 11, allowed native support to Android applications and games by partnering with Amazon Appstore, the availability of Android games expands manifold with Google Play.

The Google Play Games application will be available locally on the Windows platform and the users do not have to stream the games from the cloud. The app will be distributed by Google itself, without any collaborations.

Apart from Google and Microsoft, BlueStacks is now allowing users to play games on web browsers via its BlueStacks X feature. The cloud gaming service offers free streaming of Android mobile games across platforms.

As more and more mobile games are being made available on the PCs, users can enjoy their favourite titles on a larger screen, however, the gameplay might take some time to get used to.