Google Play Games for Windows is rolling out in beta – coming to the US “soon”


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There’s big news afoot in the Android gaming world with the announcement that Google Play Games is coming to PCs, and is actually already rolling out in beta form in three countries. Google says that it aims to provide a seamless gaming experience whether you are gaming on a PC or mobile device.

Google Play Games for PC is currently rolling out in South Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan with details on it being released in other regions coming “soon” according to the search giant. It may not be available in the US yet, but you can sign up to be notified when it does launch in region via the link below:

One advantage of switching from playing on the larger screen of your Windows laptop or desktop computer is the larger screen and being able to use the keyboard and mouse, a joystick or a gamepad. There are minimum requirements of course, and we’ve laid them out for you below:

Minimum Specifications:

  • Windows 10 (v2004)
  • Solid state drive (SSD)
  • Gaming-class GPU
  • 8 logical cores of CPU
  • 8 GB of RAM
  • 20 GB of available storage space
  • Windows admin account
  • Hardware virtualisation must be turned on
  • Compatible PC device and configuration

Once you do have access, you’ll be able to play games such as Mobile Legends: Bang Bang and Summoners War on your PC without having an Android smartphone or Chromebook nearby, and enjoy seamless synchronization across your devices. Now all we need is for Google to expand the rollout so that we can all play our favorite Android games on almost any device.

Who knows, maybe Google Play Games for PC could find its way on to the Xbox gaming console in the future if the search giant and Microsoft play nice.


He’s been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Realme GT Neo 2 in his pockets, a Lenovo Yoga Tab 11 in his backpack, and thinks nothing of lugging a 17-inch laptop around the world. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he’s an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).




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