Windows 10 and 11 users are getting Google Play games next year

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  • If you thought that native Android support was the last new addition to Windows, think again.
  • Google made just made a pretty big announcement during this year's Game Awards presentation.
  • Apparently, Google Play Store games will also gain native support on Windows 10/11 next year.
  • This is pretty exciting news, considering that nobody thought that this was going to still happen.
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If you remember, back in June, when the Redmond company first announced Windows 11, it also revealed that Android support is also coming through a partnership with Amazon.

Android support first arrived on the Beta and Dev Channels in October and November. Now, we come bearing some news we’re not sure you were expecting.

It appears that next year, we are all getting support for Google Play games for Windows 10 and Windows 11 as well.

Get ready for Google Play games on your Windows device

Not very long ago, a developer known as ADeltaX managed to unlock Google Play Store support by making changes to Windows Subsystem for Android.

This Play Store hack, which is not beginner-friendly, enables support for both Google Play services and the Google Play store with sign-in support.

However, now, everything is becoming official and it seems like 2022 will be a year full of surprises.

During this year’s edition of The Game Awards, Google took to the stage to reveal that Google Play games are coming to Windows next year.

You should know that the company hasn’t partnered either with Microsoft, BlueStacks, or any other firm to make this happen, and is instead making this more of a home-grown project.

Even though this was promised for the latest Microsoft operating system, Google Play won’t be tied to Windows 11 only, but is coming to Windows 10 as well.

This could pretty much mean that Google’s emulation technology isn’t bound to WSA, which can only be installed on Windows 11. 

This will be a native solution and will not be powered by cloud streaming, and it will also enable you to switch between devices seamlessly without losing your content or progress in Android games.

But while Google has confirmed that this capability is coming to Windows PCs next year, it hasn’t revealed a firm release date as of yet.

Furthermore, the company has just confirmed the availability of games on Windows as of yet, which is expected, given that the announcement was made at The Game Awards.

So it’s probably not that farfetched to even imagine apps making their way to the popular platform as well.

Excited about Google Play games coming to your favorite OS next year? Let us know in the comments section below.

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