Google today announced that Google Play Games for PC, a program that lets users play Android games on Windows, is now available to all users as an open beta in South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand and Australia. The company launched a limited trial earlier this year, giving interested players a chance to try out the platform via a waiting list. With the new announcement, they won’t have to wait for an invitation.
Limited beta previously restricted to select players in South Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan Expansion to Thailand and Australia in March,
The search giant said it is also reducing system requirements so that more users can play these games.
Earlier beta players were required to have a system with at least an eight-core CPU, a “Gaming-Class GPU” and 20GB of available storage space. The new open beta lowers these requirements to have a four-core CPU, an integrated GPU and 10GB of free storage on the system.
Google said it now has more than 50 PC-compatible game titles for Windows users. Players can start playing a title on a PC, then, using the same Google ID as on their Android phone, pick up where they left off.
“Over the past few months, we have more than doubled our Google Play Games catalog to 50+ titles that can be played on Windows PCs through a standalone application created by Google. Our catalog includes many of the world’s most popular mobile games including Summoners War, Cookie Run: Kingdom, Last Fortress: Underground and Top War. Together, these games are played by crores of players globally,” the company said in a blog post.
While Google is handling distribution of Android games on Windows, Amazon has partnered with Microsoft to get Android apps to PC users. US-based users were able to install Android apps through the Amazon App Store via the Windows 11 Insider Program. Last week, Company expands preview to Japan,