Starting today, users in Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand and Australia will be able to register for the open beta for Google Play Games on their PCs. Normally, this list of games would be limited to Chromebooks or other Android-enabled devices, but it will soon be able to run natively on PC for users in those select countries. There will be a limited number of slots in the open beta, and accounts will be added on a first-come, first-served basis, but additional slots are set to be available on a rolling basis.
The open beta is currently not available to users in other markets, even though Windows 11 users have had access to Android apps from the Amazon App Store for some time. Google originally announced that it would bring back its catalog of Android games to Windows PC in December last year.
The beta is set to include around 50 games at launch, including titles like Summoners War, Cookie Run: Kingdom, Last Fortress: UndergroundAnd top war, Which represent a player base in the millions.
Of course, clever PC users are able to run Android apps through emulators like Knox or BlueStacks, but running these in parallel with your OS can be incredibly taxing on your system’s resources, despite the minimum specs for running Google Play games. be significantly less. , Google has stated that the minimum specs for running Google Play games on a PC will be for any machine built in the past five years to be able to run its catalog with ease.
In addition to being able to play on a larger screen, allowing for better performance and not to mention additional control options, Google Play Games lets you move a single save game from your PC to your mobile, allowing you to track your progress. Can sync across devices. device and again.
There are plans to expand the beta to include other markets sometime later this year, but no specific dates have been announced yet.