Google has launched a limited beta of its application to bring Android games to Windows. Google Play Games is available in Hong Kong, South Korea, and Taiwan, allowing Windows PC users to enjoy some of Android’s hits directly on PC.
To participate in the beta it is necessary to register in the pgina de Google which at this time indicates to users from other countries, such as Spain, that “the beta an no is available in tu regin. Discover and play your favorite mobile games on PC with the Google Play Games beta,” with the option to sign up for notifications when it hits new territories.
Google promises “smooth gaming sessions between mobile, tablet, Chromebook and Windows PC”, so it is expected that a game can be continued between different Android devices and the Windows application.
“Gamers can easily browse, download and play their favorite mobile games on their PC while taking advantage of larger screens, mouse and keyboard,” said Arjun Dayal of Google Play Games. “You will no longer lose your progress or achievements when you switch between devices” thanks to the system-independent Google Play Games profile. “Sync your progress and game library across devices with a one-time login with your Google account. Start playing on your phone, switch to your PC, and then continue back on your phone.”
You can also earn Google Play Points rewards for every purchase you make on Google Play Games, including in-app purchase items and subscriptions. You can accumulate and redeem Play Points on your PC the same way as on your mobile device.
To participate in the beta -when available- the following equipment is needed:
- Windows 10 (v2004)
- Solid State Drive (SSD)
- Gaming-grade GPU
- 8 logical core CPU
- 8 GB of RAM
- 20 GB of available storage space
- Windows administrator account
- Hardware virtualization must be enabled
- Compatible PC and configuration