Google Play for PC is now available in open beta in eight more countries, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore. That means that all players in these regions who have Windows systems that meet the minimum requirements will be able to access Google Play on a desktop computer.
The company first tested the program in South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, and Australia. Later that month, in open beta, it was extended to all players in these countries.
Google added that popular titles such as “1945 Air Force,” “Blade Idle,” “Cookie Run: Kingdom,” and “Evony: The King’s Return” have been added to the program in the last few months, with more games to be added soon.
Google also changed the minimum system requirements for Google Play for PC in August. Google originally demanded an eight-core CPU, a “gaming-class GPU,” and 20GB of storage space. Users need a four-core CPU, an integrated GPU, and 10GB of free storage on the system to meet the reduced requirements.
“We’re excited to bring our platform to more markets so that players can play their favorite games on Google Play.” “As we get closer to a full release, we’ll keep adding new features and evaluating developer and player feedback,” said Arjun Dayal, Director of Google Play Games, in a blog post.
Google has enabled players to use their mouse and keyboard as input devices with this program. Notably, in September, it began testing support for these inputs for Android games on ChromeOS.
Microsoft has been working with Amazon on a separate project to bring Android apps to Windows 11. This preview feature was expanded to Japanese users in August.
Despite announcing the closure of its Stadia cloud gaming service, Google is still focused on bringing gaming to more people. In October, it unveiled new Chromebooks optimized for cloud gaming in collaboration with Acer, Asus, and Lenovo.