Google has officially started testing Google Play Store (Android) Games on Windows PC through a direct download link on the Play Store. The option is apparently visible to everyone checking the app through Google Play Store on Windows PC. However, the company has not made any announcement regarding the development.
Google has made the Play Store Game, Lineage2M by NCSOFT available for ‘Download on Windows’ through a button on the game’s page on the Google Play Store when you access it on a Windows PC. The button leads to a download of an executable file (.exe).
Clicking on the ‘Download on Windows’ button starts the setup that walks you through the installation of the game and the Purple Emulator, which is also developed by NCSOFT. This is the first time Google has added a ‘Download on Windows’ button to an Android Game on the Google Play Store.
The Windows OS and requirements for the game are also mentioned on the Play Store and users will need Windows 8 or higher running on a PC with Intel i5 processor (3.0Ghz) with 8GB RAM, 4GB VRAM, GeForce GTX9xx series of GPU or higher, and at least 10GB of storage. However, the requirements are a little vague when it comes to the processor and the required generation.
Google had made the announcement of bringing Android Games to Windows during the Game Awards in December 2021. The company already asked game developers to optimize their games to work better with a keyboard and mouse along with a touchscreen.
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