Google today announced Google Play game services for iOS and Android at its Google IO conference keynote in San Francisco.
Hugo Barra, Google’s vice president of Android product management, took the stage during the Google IO keynote to show off the new set of gaming-specific Google APIs.
“Let’s talk about gaming,” Barra said.
Google Play game services includes cloud saves that work across devices, achievements, and leaderboards that use Google+ circles.
Barra showed off leaderboard functionality in the Android version of the popular indie game World of Goo.
He also revealed that Google Play game services will include matchmaking services to facilitate multiplayer gaming, but failed to show it off due to network difficulties during the keynote.
Google Play game services will be available starting today.