Google has rolled out the first public beta of the Google Play Games for PC to allow mobile gamers to take the Android gaming experience to a bigger and more immersive environment. This is a huge project and one that I personally find interesting given that I have always wanted to run Android games natively on Windows without depending on an emulator. We’ve seen a couple of Android games make their way to the Microsoft store and run smoothly and I’m really looking forward to the same experience with the new Google Play Games platform for PC.
While there are a number of Android emulators online that you can install to run Android games on your PC, at the moment, non of them is bringing the same level of experience that the Google Play Games for PC offers. You’ll get a more optimised gaming experience and better graphics with the new Google gaming platform for PC and since the project is still in beta, you can expect to run into one or two issues and the UI is not perfect yet. Overall, I’d rate it a 6/10 based on my own experience.
There are not many Android games on the platform yet, however, you will find some popular titles to play. Also, you’ll be able to sync your gameplay across all your devices with your Google account. You switch between devices conveniently and continue your game where you left off. Google Play Points reward system is also bundled with the program which I think is great. If you want to be amongst the first set of users to try the new Google gaming platform for PC, then follow the guide below.
How To Download And Install Google Play Games For PC?
At the moment, Google has only rolled out its new gaming platform for selected regions, if you’re in Australia, Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, Brazil, Canada, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, United States, you can easily download and install Google Play Games beta by visiting the official site while signed into your Google account. If you’re outside these regions, however, you can still download the program by bypassing the region restriction with a VPN.
In other to run this program on your PC, Google has laid out some PC requirements to get the best experience. Below are the system requirements to run Play Games on your PC.
Google Play Games Minimum System Requirements
- Windows 10 version 2004
- 8-core CPU
- Intel UHD Graphics 630 or comparable
- 8 GB of RAM
- 20 GB of free SSD storage
- Hardware virtualization must be turned on
The mobile gaming industry has improved drastically over the past few years and it now has the largest market share than the PC and Console combined. This shows the mobile game industry has a promising future and more PC and Console gamers are likely to embrace mobile gaming in the next few years. So, what do you think about the all-new Google gaming platform for PC? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section below.