While functionality has been provided to developers to offer cross-platform leaderboards and achievements, devices remain stuck in terms of their respective platforms for platforms. Via Unity’s engine, players will be able to compete regardless of their platform Android or iOS preference – assuming developers choose to use the feature. While the PC and Xbox environments have clashed prior, this merging of mobile platforms remains distinctive, an equivalent to Xbox and PlayStation consoles connecting together.
As GDC kicks off, Google also made it known their games app store will be expanding to 18 different categories, up from the current five. This allows more games to reach the top of each chart. A final update? Players will soon be able to gift in-game items to friends, although this is unclear whether these can be paid pieces, free ones, or both.