Google has just announced the public beta of Google Play Games for PC, which allows gamers to use a vast library of gaming applications on their computers. The service comes with all the advantages of PC gaming, including keyboard and mouse controls, as well as the ability to transfer progress between platforms using the same account.
The service will be initially available in Australia, Brazil, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Canada, Malaysia, Mexico, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, the USA, Thailand, Taiwan, and the Philippines, with the final release to be launched in those same regions.
Although testing is currently limited to Windows, the service will eventually be available on other platforms as well. There are rewards available for regular beta testers.
Google Play Games for PC boasts impressive system requirements, including a processor with four physical cores (preferably with eight logical ones), 8GB of RAM, 10 GB of SSD, and an Intel UHD Graphics 630 or better graphics accelerator. Google recommends a GeForce MX450 and Windows 10 not older than version 2004 for the best performance.
Google Play Game system requirements
For optimum performance, here are the system requirements for Google’s Beta Play Game on PC;
|Key Specs||Minimum requirement||Recommended for better gameplay performance|
|os||Windows 10 (v2004)||Windows 10 (v2004)|
|Storage||Solid state drive (SSD) with 10 GB of available storage space||Solid state drive (SSD) with 10 GB of available storage space|
|Memory||8 GB of RAM||8 GB of RAM|
|Graphics||Intel R UHD Graphics 630 GPU or comparable||Gaming-class GPU, like Nvidia GeForce MX450|
|Processor||4 CPU physical cores||8 logical cores|
|Other requirements||Windows admin account Hardware virtualization must be turned on||Windows admin account Hardware virtualization must be turned on|
This is Google’s second foray into PC gaming services, following the now-defunct Google Stadia. The beta testing period will determine the popularity of this new service in the coming months.