Google Play Games for PC program expands to the US and seven other countries • TechCrunch


Google is expanding its Google Play program for PC to eight other countries including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore in an open beta. This means that all players in these regions who have Windows systems that meet the minimum requirements can access Google Play on a desktop computer.

The company launched the program for the first time under limit test In South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand and Australia. Later in August, it expanded to All players in these countries are in open beta.

Google added that in the past two months it has added popular titles such as “1945 Air Force”, “Blade Idle”, “Cookie Run: Kingdom” and “Evony: The King’s Return” to the program with more games added like this.

In August, Google also restructured the minimum requirements for systems that can run Google Play for PC. Originally, Google required an eight-core CPU, a “Gaming class GPU” And 20 GB of available storage space. With lower requirements, users need a quad-core CPU, an integrated GPU, and 10GB of free storage space on the system.

Minimum system requirements to run Google Play Games on Windows Image credits: The Google

“We are pleased to expand our platform to include more markets for players to enjoy their favorite games on Google Play,” said Arjun Dayal, Google Play Games Director at Blog post.

With this program, Google made it possible for gamers to use their own mouse and keyboard for input. Notably, it has also begun testing this input’s support for Android games on ChromeOS in September.

On a separate project, Microsoft is working with Amazon to bring Android apps on Windows 11. In August, the company expanded This preview feature is for users residing in Japan.

On the other hand, despite its announcement Shutdown Stadia cloud gaming serviceGoogle is still focused on making games available to more gamers. In October, presented New Chromebooks are set for cloud gaming with hardware makers like Acer, Asus, and Lenovo.

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