In March, the Google Play Games PC beta started rolling out as the official way to experience Android titles on Windows, and it’s now coming to Australia and Thailand.
This is the first expansion in the beta and appears on Google’s support article detailing the waitlist. There “Region AvailabilityThe list originally only included Hong Kong, Korea and Taiwan. Thailand and Australia were recently added, although these two countries are not yet listed on the official Play Games for PC. landing page.
We haven’t yet spotted any reports of people in those two countries getting invites, but users in Australia can now “Join the Waitlist” instead of being told “the beta is not not yet available in your area”.
Google is clearly sticking to Asia-Pacific markets and has previously said it will “expand to other regions later in 2022 and beyond.”
You can join the waiting list at play.google.com/googleplaygamesthe hardware requirements remaining unchanged:
- Windows 10 (v2004)
- Solid State Drive (SSD)
- 20 GB of available storage space
- Gaming-grade GPU
- 8 logical processor cores
- 8 GB RAM
- Windows administrator account
- Hardware virtualization must be enabled
- Compatible PC Device and Setup
Users also get access to a PC verification tool after being invited to the beta. Google says the expansion to Windows is a continuation of how there are already 2.5 billion monthly active users playing with Android apps on phones, tablets and Chrome OS, when it’s something that Android developers also want.
Visually, the Windows app shares more than a few similarities with Google Play’s recent redesign on the web. Google provides seamless gaming experiences between desktop and mobile, and directly distributes both emulated Android titles and games that run natively.
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