Back in mid April, information taken from a MyGlass application teardown showed Google was working on something big for the Android gaming community. Today, that previous information is all but confirmed. An updated Google Play Services app (version v3.1.36), which escaped Mountain View, has been cracked open, spilling lots of great information. Inside, there are files and strings of code detailing cloud-based saves for games, multiplayer matchmaking, player invites, achievements, and global leaderboards. Yep, this is Google Play Games.
So far, the only working part of the new “app” is the ability to change accounts through the Play Games settings menu. Options to turn on game notifications and manage those who can send you game invites (all handled through Google+ accounts) is also inside. Beyond being able to view just a settings menu, there isn’t much to see. There are a couple icons for achievements and leaderboards inside, but without a game client, this serves little purpose to anyone yet.
With Google I/O taking place next week, there is almost no doubt we will see this unveiled in just a couple of days.
Try and act surprised at I/O, okay?
Via: Android Police