Yes, it is possible to play Android games on a PC. However, no matter which method you follow, there’s still much to be desired in terms of performance. Well, Google has been working on an official way for quite a while now. Just recently, the company launched a Google Play Games for PC app in South Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
At the core, it is an app that lets you download and play Android games that are available in Play Store. But the Google Play Games for PC app, at this current stage, has a couple of shortcomings. And at the “Google for Games Developer Summit,” the company announced its plans to bring improvements to the platform.
What’s in Store for Google Play Games for PC
Google Play Games for desktop now has the ability to play games with existing mobile builds. According to the company, it is a result of a partnership with Intel, which enabled them to optimize the experience. Although, the platform is not fully optimized yet. But it will soon be.
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If your desktop can currently play Android games well, you can register interest now. That will enable you to gain access to the Google Play Games on PC emulator. Afterward, you will be able to deploy game APKs and validate different player configurations easily.
Google has also made things easier for developers. It released a checklist that lets developers see whether their games are supported on PC. The Google Play Games for PC also has high-resolution texture and asset support. That will enable the developers to offer the users the ability to make their games support different aspect ratios.
Finally, there are new tools that enable developers to learn about frame rates that end users experience. It will allow the game creators to fine-tune the overall performance.