Multiplayer gaming enthusiasts are in for a treat. Pieces of codes from the apk teardown of MyGlass, the app accompanying Google Glass has revealed that Google is working on developing an extensive multiplayer gaming service with a truck load of features that is bound to make the experience a good one.
Android Police conducted the apk teardown of MyGlass and to its surprise found details about the game centre hiding inside it. Google Glass is not capable of running over complex apps, so these features do not necessarily seem to have anything to do with Glass. It looks like the Glass team accidentally shipped the full suite of Google Play Services with this app, explains the publication.
The most important part is that this new Gaming Centre will include multiplayer gaming in the real sense of the term. Not only will you be able to play turn-based games with your friends, you will also be able to play some in real-time. We have a feeling that this unnamed Game Centre is completely going to change the way we perceive Android games once it is released.
The code for the Gaming Centre was revealed in the MyGlass apk
The apk teardown also reveals the facility to conduct in-game chats with friends and rivals. This feature seems to be restricted to real-time games only, though. Of course, you might not really need in-game chats for time based games, anyway.
There are also facilities for tracking achievements, leaderboards, game invites and “lobbies” in the apk. A lobby is essentially where you will get together with your friends, chat up and decide on strategies and pick teams.
Weirdly enough, there is no interface to speak of yet. If Google is going at multiplayer gaming in a big way, you can expect an announcement in this regard at the Google I/O that is scheduled to be held next month. Developers are bound to feel really happy as Google is going at multiplayer games in a big way.
The details about the Game Centre was found in the MyGlass app that was launched only earlier this week on Google Play. The app itself needs a device to run on at least Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich. The interface of the app is reminiscent of Google Now with its card-based interface. At the moment, the app can't be downloaded outside of the US, since Glass hasn't been officially launched yet.
The app's functionality can be seen through the screenshots. You can set up your Google+ account for Glass, as well as Gmail. You can even add contacts to the app for quick access.
Published Date: Apr 19, 2013 05:00 pm | Updated Date: Apr 19, 2013 05:00 pm