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.

Google Play Games now available for PC; here are the system requirements | DroidAfrica

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 Games now available for PC; here are the system requirements | DroidAfrica

Google Play Game system requirements

For optimum performance, here are the system requirements for Google’s Beta Play Game on PC;

Key SpecsMinimum requirementRecommended for better gameplay performance
osWindows 10 (v2004)Windows 10 (v2004)
StorageSolid state drive (SSD) with 10 GB of available storage spaceSolid state drive (SSD) with 10 GB of available storage space
Memory8 GB of RAM8 GB of RAM
GraphicsIntel R UHD Graphics 630 GPU or comparableGaming-class GPU, like Nvidia GeForce MX450
Processor4 CPU physical cores8 logical cores
Other requirementsWindows admin account Hardware virtualization must be turned onWindows 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.

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