Microsoft recently took a serious step to address the “app gap” with Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) in Windows 11. Now, it seems Google doesn’t want to sit out and has joined the fun with official announcement of “Google Play Games” PC app.
At “The Game Awards”, Google made the surprise announcement of bringing Android gaming to Windows PCs next year. This will be possible via the Google Play Games PC app that Google will bring for Windows users in the store.
Google Play Games may be a native Windows application. The company is planning to target and enable “seamlessly switching between a phone, tablet, Chromebook, Windows PCs” via this Play Games app. Coming to release date, only “next year” is known as the possible timeline so far.
This is the official statement provided by Google.
“Google Play has helped billions of people find and play their favorite games across multiple platforms, including on mobile, tablets and ChromeOS. 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. 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. We’ll have more to share soon!”
Greg Hartrell, Product Director, Games on Android and Google Play