When you think of Android games running on PC, you immediately thought of third-party emulators like Bluestacks, LD Player and many more. But did you know that Google, the developer of Android OS is entering this market with their newest emulator engine that will run Android games directly to PC?
The official Google Play Games Beta is a new app which allows you to play your favorite Android mobile games on your computer. All you need is a computer with Windows 10, an SSD, and a Hardware virtualization.
So, what is the difference with Google Play games with other emulators? For now, there are limited games available on Google Play games and sideloading an third-party app is not yet possible. The main difference between mobile games and PC games is the performance—running an Android game on your computer feels more like you’re running a PC game, and it’s much faster. You can think of them as being ported to PC.
Before you install this beta app, you need to know the minimum PC requirement.
- OS: Windows 10 (v2004)
- Storage: Solid state drive (SSD) with 10 GB of available storage space
- Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 630 GPU or comparable
- Processor: 4 CPU physical cores
- Memory: 8 GB of RAM
- Windows admin account
- Hardware virtualization must be turned on
Yep, you need SSD to run this app and at least Windows 10.
How to install Google Play Games
To get started all you have to do is visit the official website at https://play.google.com/googleplaygames.
Click the Download Beta button to download the installer file.
Run it and follow the onscreen instructions until installation completes successfully!
Open up Google Play Games and you need to login your Google account. You have to answer some terms and condition then finally you can proceed and install your first game.
Google Play Games is a promising emulator for playing android games on PC. It’s still in beta and has some limitations, but it has the potential to become a great option for gamers. The first thing you need to know about Google Play Games is that it’s not yet on its final form though it really exceeds our expectation. It has significantly improved performance for the games available in their platform.
There are some missing features such as support for gamepads and configuration options for controls. Nevertheless, with each new update Google Play Games gets closer to becoming a mature application capable of competing with other emulators such as Bluestacks, LD Player and many more.