Mobile gaming is a huge market these days, but the problem is that our phones run on batteries and aren’t necessarily as well equipped thermally compared to say a gaming PC. However, Google thinks that they can have the best of both worlds as they have announced that they will be bringing Android games to Windows computers in 2022.

This will come in the form of the Google Play Games app in which a Windows version is being developed and will arrive on PCs next year. In a statement to The Verge, Google’s product director of games on Android and Google Play Greg Hartrell said, “Starting in 2022, players will be able to experience their favorite Google Play games on more devices: seamlessly switching between a phone, tablet, Chromebook, and soon, Windows PCs.”

We already know that Windows 11 will be able to download and run Android apps, but that is largely through Microsoft and Amazon’s collaboration that will bring Amazon’s Appstore onto Windows. This means that we’re not sure how Google plans to get Android games up and running on Windows, but according to Hartrell, it will be a native Windows app and it will not rely on streaming.

It is an interesting concept, the idea of being able to play mobile games on PC, but in a way, Apple has already done that. Apple Arcade is Apple’s game subscription service where games can be downloaded and played on the iPhone, iPad, and Mac devices, but the problem is that you’ll need to buy into Apple’s ecosystem, so Google’s plans could be a good alternative for Android users.

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