According to a classified Google presentation, the tech corporation intends to bring its successful Android apps and games to the Mac platform. Google’s Games Future strategy promises to bring the best of Android mobile gaming to PC. Google has yet to make an official declaration on the subject. Windows 11, released earlier this year, was the first Windows operating system to integrate Android apps and games. On Windows 11, however, Android apps may only be downloaded via the Amazon app store, not the Google Play Store.
Google intends to bring Android apps and games to the Mac
Google wants to be the place where developers publish their titles. In turn, it will make those games available across all its platforms and devices. Google will offer “full-spectrum developer services for game making.” This includes cloud services that make it easier to host large tournaments, and payments solutions like crowdfunding. There is currently a legal tussle going between Apple and Epic Games, creator of Fortnite. The document which reveals Google’s plans is part of the case and was recently submitted to the court. Google first wants to bring emulated, native and streaming games to Windows first, And then move on to Mac as well in order to gain a wider reach.
Google though seems to have a larger plan of bringing not only Android apps and games to Windows but to Mac as well. “Games Future” is an internal “Google Confidential” presentation that was made public as a result of the Apple and Epic Games lawsuit. First spotted by The Verge, it’s dated October 2020 and was produced by the Google Play division. The presentation provides a roadmap of what the company wants to accomplish in gaming by 2025. Besides taking a redacted/unspecified percentage of the lucrative $35-50 billion industry, it wants to “avoid erosion on mobile.” The idea is to bring the best of mobile Android games to PC. Not just that but to require developers to support controllers and multiple platforms.
A lot of this presentation is redacted, including a section on “Current multiplatform efforts.” However, one slide appears to show that the “V1” of this effort includes bringing the “best of Android mobile games on PC.” Google has yet to announce this effort officially, but the document makes reference to the Android 12 Game dashboard and other developer updates that are underway.Live TV
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