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Google is developing a Google Play Games app for Windows that will be available in 2022

Google is building a Google Play Games app for Windows 10 and 11 PCs. (Image: Niclas Illg via Unsplash)
Google is building a Google Play Games app for Windows 10 and 11 PCs. (Image: Niclas Illg via Unsplash)
Google announced that the company is developing a native app whereby players can play Google Play games natively on their Windows PCs. The app is being built without the input of Microsoft or other platforms and will allow gamers to resume their gameplay across Android and Windows devices. The software is expected to launch in 2022.

The Verge reported that Google is creating its own app so that Windows users can access Google Play video games natively on their Windows desktops, laptops and tablets. Greg Hartrell, Google’s product director of games on Android and Google Play, confirmed that players will be able to play games from Google Play across various devices such as Chromebooks, phones and Windows PCs as well as effortlessly switch between them. Hartrell continued to state that the purpose of the app is to expand the company’s gaming platform to Windows during 2022.

Google affirmed that the software is being developed in-house, indicating that Google is not working together with Microsoft or others. Contrarily, Microsoft teamed up with Amazon in an effort to enable Windows users to install and run Android apps natively via the Amazon Appstore. Unlike the Microsoft and Amazon partnership, Google is working independently to bring native Google Play support to Windows without utilising Microsoft’s underlying Windows Subsystem for Android.

Furthermore, Hartrell declared that the app will run games locally without depending on cloud streaming and will be compatible with Windows 10 and above. Also, Google will self-distribute the software, which does not require any specific integration with Windows 11.

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Aleem Ali
Aleem Ali - Tech Writer - 72 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2021
I became fascinated with computers from the age of 5 years old, starting with Windows 95. Since then, I have developed a passion for human interactions. After completion of my undergraduate degrees, my interest in technology grew and propelled me to push into new areas. Now, I seek to expand my knowledge of technology, people, and business; and I write articles about new and exciting technology and experiences. I also enjoy gaming and design.
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Aleem Ali, 2021-12-12 (Update: 2021-12-13)