Google helps devs create cross-platform Android and iOS multiplayer video games
The annual Recreation Builders Convention descends on San Francisco this week, and Google’s losing no time in sharing its information. For players, Mountain View’s stated it’s going to be launching a “recreation presents” service for sending in-recreation swag to different gamers, and growing the variety of recreation classes within the Play retailer to 18 within the hope you will encounter titles you may like simpler. Extra necessary, nevertheless, is what devs can do with the brand new options of Google Play recreation providers, a again-finish device for managing leaderboards, achievements and extra in Android, iOS or net video games. Multiplayer help has been added for iOS video games, and by way of an replace to the Unity plug-in, cross-platform multiplayer between Android and iOS units is now attainable. These options need to be carried out by builders, in fact, however subsequent time you see that good friend who’s all the time arguing the deserves of 1 cellular OS over one other, you may simply have the ability to settle the dialogue in-recreation as an alternative.
Replace: A brand new model of Google Play providers is rolling out to help the brand new options. Model four.three helps the brand new presents function, in addition to tie-ins to Google’s just lately up to date Drive API for storage.