Google Play Games Update Expands Multiplayer Support To iOS
That’s right--Android and iOS gamers can challenge each other, in turn-based and real-time multiplayer games, thanks largely to the new Play Games Unity Plugin and an early Play Games C++ SDK that also supports leaderboards and achievements.
Other features include the ability to send your pals in-game objects with “game gifts”, direct multiplayer invites, and 18 new game categories in the Google Play Store. For devs, the Google Play Developer Console is getting enhanced Play Game stats to help understand player engagement, daily active users, and more, as well as the ability to include in-app ads.
Google Play Games already had plenty of other features, perhaps most notably the ability ro save your game progress in the cloud.