Google reinforced its intention to bring the games present in the Google Play Store to Windows this Thursday night (09), during The Game Awards 2021. The company also spoke with the foreign website The Verge, about the plans of the new adventure in Microsoft's system.
The owner of the Google Play Store revealed that this new implementation of the application on Windows has no direct links with Microsoft or even with the Android emulator, Bluestacks. In a statement to The Verge, Greg Hartrell, product director of games for Android and Google Play, revealed that the news would be coming in 2022. According to him:
“Starting in 2022, gamers will be able to experience their favorite Google Play games on more devices: seamlessly switching between a phone, tablet, Chromebook and, soon, Windows PCs.” From this comment, it is still uncertain whether the service will be available as early as 2022 on Windows or if it will just enter testing.
Another interesting feature is that, according to the website, we will have the cross-platform feature, which will allow the saved progress to be continued on the PC or on your smartphone. We still don't know what kind of technology they will use to "emulate" the games. Whether it will be like the Bluestacks itself or even another way remains to be seen.
The application will be supported on Windows 10 and higher systems, such as Windows 11 itself. We must also point out that it is not a cloud service or game streaming, but a native application, requiring your own PC's hardware to work. and run games well.
Even without the partnership between Google and Microsoft, the owner of Windows developed a subsystem with Android in Windows 11. This will not only allow Google Play to venture out like the Amazon Appstore itself, which is an official partner of Microsoft, that intends to launch Android apps on the new operating system.
It's still too early to talk about the news, as there are still many doubts about the service, such as whether it will be possible to use APKs in the new operating system or in Google's own application on Windows. Anyway, we're sure to have new information soon, and maybe even demonstrations of this new product over time.
Source: The Verge