Google extends the availability of Google Play on PC to 8 new countries. France in sight?
A few months ago, Google announced that the games available on its mobile store would soon be playable directly on Windows PC and natively. Confined to using the Windows Store or APK software, Windows PC owners are patiently waiting for this integration, which shouldn’t take much time to arrive in France.
Indeed, after a test phase in some Asian countries (Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand and South Korea) and in Australia, Google Play Games is now available in beta in 8 new countries. France is still not included in the program, but if you live in Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, the United States, Canada, Brazil, the Philippines or Singapore, then you are eligible for this integration.
Note that Google Play Games is still controlled by a test program and is therefore not available in full version even in the aforementioned countries. Only a few carefully selected titles are playable, including Homescapes, Last Fortress, 1945 Air Force or Idle Heroes. Classics for those who already use the Play Store on Android devices, with a whole new way of approaching them.
Players will be able to experience some games using a keyboard and mouse, which obviously isn’t possible on a smartphone or tablet. Several months ago, Google also lowered its minimum specifications, making games more accessible to as many people as possible. Arjun Dayal, Director of Google Play Games Division, explains:
“We are excited to expand our platform to more markets so gamers can enjoy their favorite games on Google Play. As we move towards a full release, we will continue to add new features and evaluate developer and player feedback.”
The firm has not yet detailed the rate of availability of the service in the different regions of the world, so we have no information on the place of France in the program.