Windows 11, Microsoft’s latest operating system, supports Android apps, but not the Google Play Store, which is being replaced by the Amazon Appstore. When Google announced it would bring Google Play Games to PC, many rejoiced. If you want to try it, it is now possible, since the beta version is made public.
Google has announced that Google Play Games for PC is now available for users in five countries, namely South Korea, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Australia. It’s still a beta, which means it’ll likely need some work on it before Google can consider a larger, global release. The previous private beta required joining a waiting list. If you are in one of these five countries, you will no longer need an invitation to try it.
For now, you can discover more than 50 games and play them on your Windows PC using Play Games for PC. Some of these games include titles like Summoners War, Last Fortress: Underground, and Top War. This list has grown since the launch of the initial beta, and it will likely continue to grow as we approach the final release.
Google has also reduced the system requirements to play games on your PC. Previously, it demanded specs similar to a gaming PC, like an octa-core processor and a “gaming-grade” GPU. Now, a quad-core processor and an integrated GPU, as well as 8 GB of RAM, will suffice. It also takes up less space, as it only requires 10 GB instead of 20.
If you want to try your luck and you live on the right side of the world, you can download the beta version of Google Play Games on PC and start playing.