I think it’s safe to say that this could be a big deal.

Google may be preparing to unveil an Android gaming service in the vein of Xbox Live or iOS’ Game Center. That’s the indication from a leaked build of Google Play Servicesobtained by Android Police, which appears to reveal several details about a platform to be known as Google Play Games. The file contains references to achievements, in-game chat, matchmaking, cloud save syncing, and leaderboards, along with a green controller-shaped icon.

It is, as they say, developing, but a platform that links games into the overall Google ecosystem could be a big deal in the long-term.

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