Google Play Games is available on Windows in a three-country beta

Deepak Gupta
Deepak Gupta January 20, 2022
Updated 2022/01/20 at 12:20 AM

You can now play Google Play Games on Windows — if you live in the right country. Google has released a registration-based beta that gives you access to “popular” Play Games titles on Windows PCs in Hong Kong, South Korea, and Taiwan. If you log in, you can skip titles like Mobile Legends: Bang Bang and Summoner’s War without using an Android phone or Chromebook. You can take advantage of the bigger screen and extra input options, and your progress will still sync across platforms.

Google said it will offer details of later betas and expansions “coming soon”. He previously committed to a generic release in 2022.

This still leaves many players without access, and the current catalog doesn’t thrill gamers who want to play whatever Google Play title they want. Still, it’s a big milestone for Google. While the company has made Google Play media services available for Windows (if normally over the web), games have been a glaring exception. Not that the loosened requirements necessarily hurt Google – the goal is to provide a seamless jump from an Android phone or Chrome OS machine, so the company wins regardless of how you play.

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