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Google Play Games for PC Expands to Japan and European Markets

Google has announced that its Google Play Games for PC service, which allows users to play Android games on Windows devices, will soon be available in Japan and several European markets. The service, which initially launched in overseas markets such as Hong Kong and Taiwan, expanded to the US and other countries late last year. Now, Google is expanding the availability of the service to Japan and additional European countries over the next few months.

In addition to expanding its reach, Google Play Games for PC will also be adding new titles and tools for game developers. Some popular games, including Garena Free Fire, Ludo King, and MapleStory M, will be added to the service in the coming months. Furthermore, Google Play is introducing early access to Machine Translation in the Play Console, which will allow game developers to translate their games into more than eight languages within minutes for free.

Google's partnership with Intel enables developers to join Google Play Games on PC with their existing mobile builds. If a mobile game already performs well on desktop, developers can apply to join the service. Google is also providing developers with new features and tools, such as an emulator for a developer-focused build of Google Play Games, a release checklist to ensure all necessary steps are completed, and more metrics for games in Android vitals. The company also teased the upcoming release of Next Generation Player IDs, which will provide consistent Player IDs across platforms.

Google Play Games for PC is currently in beta testing and requires Windows 10, 10 GB of available storage on an SSD, an Intel UHD Graphics 630 GPU or equivalent, 4 CPU physical cores, and 8 GB of RAM. An official release date for the public launch has not been announced yet.

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Definitions:

  • Google Play Games for PC: A service that allows users to play Android games on Windows devices.
  • Machine Translation: The use of automated systems to translate text from one language to another.
  • Developer: A person or company that creates software or applications.
  • Emulator: A software or hardware device that enables one computer system to behave like another computer system.