Windows 11 which was unveiled earlier this year became the first Windows running system to support Android apps and games. However, on Windows 11, Android apps can only be downloaded through the Amazon App Store and not the Google Play Store. However, it appears that Google has a big plan to bring not only Android apps and games to Windows but also Macs. “Games Future” is an internal “Google Confidential” presentation that was made unrestricted as a result of a lawsuit from Apple and Epic Games. First seen by The Verge, it is from October 2020 and was produced by the Google Play division.
It displays a roadmap of what the company wants to achieve in gaming by 2025. In addition to taking a revised/unspecified percentage of the lucrative $35-50 billion industry, it also wants to “avoid erosion on mobile.” The idea is to make the best of mobile android games for pc. Not only that but developers need to support controllers and multiple platforms. Google wants to be the place where developers publish their titles. In return, it will make those games available on all its platforms and devices. Google will provide “full-spectrum developer services for game making”. This includes cloud services that make it easy to host large tournaments, and payment solutions such as crowdfunding.
There is currently a legal battle going on between Apple and Fortnite maker Epic Games. The document revealing Google’s plans is part of the case and was recently presented in court. Google wants to bring emulated, native and streaming games to Windows first, and then move to Mac to gain wider reach. Much of this presentation has been edited, including a section on “current multi-platform efforts”. However, a slide shows that the “V1” of this effort includes bringing “the best Android mobile games on PC”.