Google made an important announcement at The Game Awards 2021. According to Greg Hartnell, Director of Product for Google Play Games, in 2022 it will be possible to play Android games on Windows PCs.
Google specifically noted that the innovation is not the result of a partnership with Microsoft. Unlike Amazon, which has agreed to integrate its app store with Windows 11, Google will release a private, independent product.
There are not many details yet. Judging by the voiced data, we are talking about an application that must be downloaded and installed on a PC running Windows. Since we are talking about the Google Play Games platform, you will need to log in with your Google account, just like on Android. According to a Google spokesman, “players will be able to start where they left off” on smartphones, tablets, Chromebooks and other platforms. That is, you can save on one platform and continue playing on another.
Google stated that “this product will bring the best of Android and Google Play games to the Windows PC ecosystem.” It is not yet known whether the new functionality will be available only in Windows 11 or whether Windows 10 users will be able to get it, what are the minimum hardware requirements, and so on.