When Windows 11 was introduced in June, Microsoft revealed that support for Android had been added to the operating system. This feature was introduced in October and November on the Beta and Dev channels, respectively. Although users are only officially allowed to install apps through the Amazon App Store and the Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA), people have also found ways to install Google Play on Windows 11. Of course, this may not be necessary anymore, because Google has announced that it will bring Google Play to Windows 10 and 11 in 2022.
According to neowin, during The Game Awards, Google took the stage and revealed that Google Play games will be coming to Windows next year. Interestingly, the company has not partnered with Microsoft, ueBlueStacks, or any other company to achieve this, and instead introduces it as a home-based project. It is more interesting to know that Google Play not only opens to Windows 11, but also the games in this store come to Windows 11. This shows that Google’s emulation technology is not limited to Windows 11. “A spokesman for Google, Alex Garcia-Commert, said in a statement:
From 2022, users will be able to experience their favorite Google Play games on more devices: seamless switching between smartphones, tablets, Chromebooks, and soon Windows PCs. This product made by Google brings the best Google Play games for more laptops and desktops and we are happy to expand our platform for players to enjoy their favorite Android games more. […] This feature will be a native Windows app released by Google and supports Windows 10 and above.
As mentioned in the last sentence, this option is available locally and will not be associated with the cloud streaming service. Gamers can also switch between devices without losing their points and improvements in Android games. While Google has confirmed that the feature will be available for Windows PCs next year, no release date has been announced yet.