Android gamers no longer need to reside in a select few countries to access the official Android gaming option on Windows. Google Play Games beta has now expanded its availability to over 40 European countries, including the United Kingdom, as well as New Zealand. With these additions, the platform is now accessible in a total of 56 countries, a significant increase from the initial 13 countries as of November.
Google Play Games offers a diverse range of over 100 Android titles. While not all of them may be instantly recognizable, popular releases such as Asphalt 9, Homescapes, and Last Fortress are included in the selection. Google consistently adds new games to the service and has promised to make it available in more countries in the near future.
The system requirements for accessing Google Play Games on Windows are relatively modest. Users will need a PC with at least Windows 10, an 8GB RAM, a solid-state drive, and a four-core CPU with Intel’s UHD 630 graphics (commonly found in 8th- and 9th-gen Core chips) or its AMD equivalent. For optimal performance, Google recommends a dedicated “gaming-class” GPU like NVIDIA’s GeForce MX450 and a CPU with eight logical cores (such as those provided through hyperthreading). If your computer is relatively recent, you are likely to meet these requirements and can give the service a try.
It is worth noting that Google Play Games is not the only method available for playing Android games on Windows. Windows 11 offers access to apps from Amazon’s store, and clients like BlueStacks have been available for several years. However, Google Play Games may be an appealing option for those seeking the full support of Google and are content with a limited game catalog.
As the availability of Google Play Games expands to more regions, Android gaming enthusiasts across Europe and New Zealand can now enjoy an official and supported option for playing their favorite Android titles on Windows. With the promise of further expansion and the addition of new games, the platform is poised to provide an increasingly comprehensive gaming experience for users worldwide.