Google Play Games beta for PC is now available in Europe and New Zealand
The beta of Google Play Games for PC – a service that allows Windows PCs to run Android games – is now available in New Zealand and in more than 40 European countries, including Germany, France, Spain, Poland, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. The service has already expanded to a handful of countries, including the United States and Canada, in November last year, following its initial rollout to Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan in January 2022.
The latest expansion brings the Play Games beta for PC to a total of 56 countries, with over 100 titles to play, including (1945 Air Force, Idle blade, Cookie Run: KingdomAnd Evony: The Return of the King. More games are being added to the service every month, and the recently updated Google Play Games support page says the service will be available in other countries and regions “soon”.
The Play Games software isn’t particularly demanding (see minimum hardware requirements below) and Google says you’ll get better gaming performance if you go with an 8-core processor (like the AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D) and a “gaming-class graphics card”. Google recommends using a laptop with at least an Nvidia GeForce MX450. Many Android games can run on just about anything, and since the minimum specs include Intel integrated graphics, most dedicated gaming GPUs in desktop Windows systems will be ideal.
Google hasn’t mentioned when the Play Games for PC beta program will receive a full public release. You can find more information, check eligibility, and download the open beta on the Google Play Games webpage.