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Google is planning khổng lồ bring Android games khổng lồ Windows PCs next year. A Google Play Games phầm mềm will be available in 2022, built by Google lớn allow games from Google Play khổng lồ run on Windows laptops, tablets, và PCs.

“Starting in 2022, players will be able to lớn experience their favorite Google Play games on more devices: seamlessly switching between a phone, tablet, Chromebook, và soon, Windows PCs,” says Greg Hartrell, Google’s sản phẩm director of games on Android và Google Play, in a statement to lớn The Verge. “This Google built product brings the best of Google Play Games to lớn more laptops & desktops, & we are thrilled to expand our platsize for players khổng lồ enjoy their favorite Android games even more.”

Google spokesperson Alex Garcia-Kummert tells The Verge that the company has built this app on its own, which means Google hasn’t partnered with Microsoft, BlueStacks, or others here. The upcoming phầm mềm will also allow players khổng lồ resume games on a desktop PC, after playing them on a phone, tablet, or Chromebook.

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For now, Google is simply teasing the tiện ích during The Game Awards tonight, with a promised release window of sometime next year. It’s not yet clear what giải pháp công nghệ Google is using khổng lồ emulate Android apps on Windows, but games will run locally instead of streaming from the cloud.

“This will be a native sầu Windows app distributed by Google, which will support Windows 10 & up,” explains Hartrell. “It will not involve sầu game streaming.” Google’s phầm mềm won’t rely on any special integration with Windows 11, and the company will also distribute the app itself.

Microsoft is also bringing Android apps lớn Windows 11.

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Google’s announcement comes months after Microsoft started testing Android apps on Windows 11 PCs. Microsoft has built an underlying Windows Subsystem for Android, which is capable of running Android apps from a variety of sources. The software giant has partnered with Amazon khổng lồ let Windows users natively install games và apps from the Amazon Appstore, but native Google Play support won’t be available officially through Microsoft’s feature.

Since Microsoft is only officially partnered with Amazon for that feature, it has meant far fewer Android games and apps available for Windows 11 users to easily install than there might otherwise be. The door is open for Google, BlueStacks, và others to fill that hole.

While Microsoft, and now Google, work on bringing Android apps & games to Windows, BlueStacks has gone a step further và is now bringing Android games khổng lồ website browsers. BlueStacks X is a miễn phí way khổng lồ play Android games in your browser, và BlueStacks has been focused on Android gaming on Windows since it became the predominant use case for its main ứng dụng in 2016.

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Details on Google’s plans for Android apps on Windows first appeared in a document from the Epic v. Apple trial earlier this year. Dated October 20trăng tròn, the 70-page document described an ambitious effort to lớn get Android games on Macs và Windows PCs. The document revealed Google would first bring “emulated, native sầu and streamed games” lớn Windows, and at least part of that effort is starting in 2022.