Google has announced that a Google Play Games app will be available in 2022 which will be built by the company to allow games from Google Play to run on Windows laptops, tablets, and PCs. The technology in which Google will use to emulate Android apps on Windows is unknown, but the games will run locally instead of streaming from the cloud.
Google made this special announcement during The Game Awards 2021 that in the coming year, it will bring the Google Play Games platform to Windows which will allow everyone to play Android games on Windows PCs directly from Google. Also, it will allow users to switch between Android phones and tablets, Chromebooks, and Windows PC.
The company stated that; “Starting in 2022, players will be able to experience their favorite Google Play games on more devices: seamlessly switching between a phone, tablet, Chromebook, and soon, Windows PCs,”
It added that; “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 favorite Android games even more.”
Google Play Games app to be on Windows next year.
It was gathered that the company has built this app on its own, which means Google hasn’t partnered with Microsoft, BlueStacks, or others here. The upcoming app will also allow players to resume games on a desktop PC, after playing them on a phone, tablet, or Chromebook.
The app is still at its testing stage but the company has just announced that the games are coming to Windows next year. It is unclear what technology Google will use to bring Android apps to Windows.
Google’s announcement comes months after Microsoft started testing Android apps on Windows 11 PCs. Microsoft has built an underlying Windows Subsystem for Android, which is capable of running Android apps from a variety of sources. The software giant has partnered with Amazon to let Windows users natively install games and apps from the Amazon Appstore, but native Google Play support won’t be available officially through Microsoft’s feature.