Google Play Games reportedly leaked, new home for Google gaming

Written by Edward Chester

May 12, 2013 // 12:51 p.m.

Tags: #android #google-play #google-play-games

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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