Google Brings Android Games To PC

We immediately have to ask ourselves how Google will innovate in any significant way compared to Android emulators (e.g. BlueStacks).


If you think about it, Microsoft has already started working on a solution, the result of which can be seen in Windows 11: some (but not all!) Android games can be run in the new operating system. However, both solutions are far from perfect, and Google is now bridging this gap. They already have the advantage of owning and developing the Android operating system, so they have the “know it like the back of your hand” advantage…

That’s why Alphabet (Google’s parent company…) announced that the Google Play Games app is coming to Windows. It is being developed in-house by Google and will run the games locally, so there will be no cloud usage for the app. You will also be able to pause them precisely as you can on a mobile or tablet, so this might also make “PC-setting” seem more natural.

According to Greg Hartrell, Google’s product director for games, “Starting in 2022, players will be able to experience their favourite Google Play games on more devices: seamlessly switching between a phone, tablet, Chromebook, and soon, Windows PCs. This Google built product brings the best of Google Play Games to more laptops and desktops, and we are thrilled to expand our platform for players to enjoy their favourite Android games even more. […] This will be a native Windows app distributed by Google, which will support Windows 10 and up. It will not involve game streaming.”

On the one hand, Google stands to gain shortly with this move if they can manage to make the app not so demanding on the machine (because BlueStacks might be lacking in this area), and on the other hand, if they will not need a Google account. However, knowing them, you will likely have to use one… and then, you can watch the ads here too. Brrr. However, Google, according to a document leaked a year ago, is also planning for the Mac users…

Source: WCCFTech

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