Google has revealed its plans to bring Android mobile games to Windows. The company officially confirmed that Google Play Games will come to PC in 2022.
The announcement was made at The Game Awards, with Google product director of games on Android and Google Play Greg Hartrell sharing more details with The Verge later.
He noted that the company has developed the app’s PC version on its own and hasn’t partnered with Microsoft, BlueStacks, or other parties. It will be available on Windows 10 and up.
Although Google didn’t reveal what technology Google Play Games will use exactly, it said that all mobile games will be run on devices without cloud streaming. The app will also support cross-play to let users resume titles on PC after playing them on a phone or another Android device.
“This Google built product brings the best of Google Play Games to more laptops and desktops, and we are thrilled to expand our platform for players to enjoy their favorite Android games even more,” Hartrell told The Verge.
In July, Microsoft partnered with Amazon to start testing Android apps on Windows 11. There also were rumors about mobile games coming to Xbox in the future, but the company later debunked these reports.