Google Play Games for PC is coming to Europe and Japan with new games including Garena Free Fire
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In a keynote speech at the annual Google for Game Developers Summit, Google said that Google Play Games for PC, the service that brings Android games to Windows users, will be available in Japan and other European markets, and will get new titles and tools for game developers. . . It should be noted that in the next few months, the service will be adding a number of popular games, including Garena Free Fire, Ludo King (a popular board game in India), and MapleStory M. Meanwhile, Google Play is giving early access to machine translation through the Play Console for game developers within minutes, they can translate their game for free into more than eight languages, the company said.
In beta testing in January 2022, Google Play Games aims to expand the reach of Android games by allowing consumers to play mobile games on supported platforms such as Android mobile and tablets and ChromeOS on Windows on their computer. The service allows players to pick up where they left off on one device when switching to another — something many Apple-centric games already offer when switching between iPhone, iPad and Mac devices, for example.
Initially available in overseas markets such as Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan, the service was rolled out in the US and other countries in November and is now available in 13 markets including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, the Philippines and in Singapore. and Thailand. Google now says the service will be available in Japan and several European countries in the next few months.
It also introduces a number of features aimed at game developers, including an emulator that offers a developer-centric build.
Google Play Games designed for the debugging and compilation process. This tool allows developers to directly deploy games, including sideloading APKs using an ADB command, and allows them to use Android Studio to modify graphics and hardware settings to validate different player configurations. (Developers must register here, first indicating their interest in the service.)
Google explained that its partnership with Intel will make it easier for developers to connect to Google Play Games on PC with their existing mobile builds. If the mobile game already works well on a desktop computer, you can sign up for the service now.
The company is also publishing a new release checklist to help game developers check that they’ve taken all the necessary steps.
before submitting your build for approval and adding additional metrics to Android Vitals games. The latter includes the recently launched frame rate metrics in the Play Console – or through the Developer Reporting API – that allow developers to verify that their games offer at least 30 frames per second – the technical quality set by Google Play Games required for PC service. Other technical updates aimed at performance and user acquisition have been introduced in addition to a new machine translation feature that will use Google Translate and transformer-based language models to translate games into more than eight languages, including Simplified Chinese and Japanese.
Google also teased the release of next-generation Player IDs, which will keep user Player IDs consistent across platforms for specific games, while allowing them to be unique across games. Powered by Play Games Services, this feature is coming later this year.
Still in beta, Google Play Games on PC requires users to be running Windows 10 on a PC with 10GB of free storage on a solid-state drive (SSD), an Intel UHD Graphics 630 GPU, or similar , 4 CPUs with physical cores, and 8 GB of RAM. The company has not yet announced an official release date for the public launch.