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Google Play Games reportedly leaked, new home for Google gaming

Google Play Games reportedly leaked, new home for Google gaming

Google Play Games could be the new cloud-home for Android gaming

Google appears to be preparing to release a central hub for games on Android, after a leaked build showed a new service called Google Play Games.

The new service appears to be a cloud-based central store for all things gaming on Android, in the same vein as Xbox Live or iOS Game Center. The leaked software makes reference to game achievements and cloud-save syncing, ensuring your games will be always up to date, no matter what device you're using.

It also mentions in-game chat, matchmaking and leaderboards, along with deep integration of Google+ for achievement sharing and user identification. The build even shows the new green controller-shaped icon for the service.

The software was obtained by Android Police and they note that the leak ties-in with previously leaked information that came from the Google Glass companion app.

Google I/O
Google's annual developer conference, Google I/O, starts on 15th May so it's a fair bet if Google Play Games is real it will be officially unveiled there.

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Hg 13th May 2013, 11:29 Quote
I approve of this.
Having various Android phones and tablets at home, one think i have hated is not having my game data synced across my multiple devices
Lazarus Dark 14th May 2013, 02:37 Quote
This is a much needed and important step. With ever more powerful chips like the Tegra line bringing serious graphics to Android and multiple Android based consoles coming to market (along with the ability of GoogleTV and various Android-driven smart-tv's to utilize games), this is really going to help push Android forward into serious gaming territory from its casual Angry Birds/Fruit Ninja base.
And I feel like the console market needs a kick in the teeth that I think Android can deliver. I'm a longtime Nintendo fan, but I'm so disappointed in the half-assed Wii U that I'm not even interested at this point, meanwhile xbox1080/PS7 just make me yawn.
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