Google Product Manager: Unified Gaming Platform to Arrive by Next Year


Some interesting news from the Game Developers Conference has made it ways to the forefront. Google+ product manager Punit Soni has mentioned that Google is working on a unified gaming platform and is expected to launch it by next year.

Soni says “we will not be here talking about Google+ Games, Chrome Web Store games, Games for Native Client and Android games.” Instead, we will be talking about “Google Games.”

We’re not too sure how all of that will play out – especially that Android games part – but it’ll be interesting to see what they have in store. Google is the big underdog in the social networking sect and they need to do all that they can to attract more users from Facebook and Twitter.

Google will also look to utilize Hangouts and notifications to make the experience seamless to share with friends. Being a big fan of Google+ myself, I hope Google continues to do everything they can to allow the platform to flourish – we don’t want another Google Buzz situation on our hands, after all. [VentureBeat]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Hope they make the deadline. Also for F-sake release Google Drive already!

    1. They released Google Drive ages ago:

      1. That’s cloud storage for companies I think?
        I don’t just want cloud storage, I got Dropbox for that. I want it to fully integrate with Gmail, G+, youtube, picasa etc. I want to be able to select attachments from this cloud storage. I want whatever I upload there, be available to share through G+ or gmail.

  2. …and we’re calling it Google Play.

    Wait, no. That’s not right.

    1. Perhaps Google Play Games?

      1. That sounds grammatically incorrect even though I know it’s just a title.

  3. I hope they implement a way to save your progress on all your games across different  devices, so you don’t have to start over every time you change ROMs or buy a new device.

    1. Please, yes! let it be so!
      I was sad when I lost all my game progress moving from n1 to GN :(

    2. I have a dream that one day titanium backup will be become a thing of the past.

  4. Sign me up for Google everything!!!  As long as they continue to offer awesome stuff, they can have all my private information and share it with the world.  That statement was part joking, and part serious.

    1. So you want Google to share your private information, but you don’t want to sign up for anymore Google services?

  5. See, this is what google play should have been. I think it is a stupid rebranding. They should have called it google market, google hub, google media, or something. Save the play branding for games.

  6. I’ve been saying they should do this for ages. Give me Steam integration and I’ll be so pleased. Or better yet, just buy Steam.

  7. does this have anything to do with the PlayStation Suite going open beta ? 

  8. Google just makes AWESOME.  I can’t wait to see where this goes.

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