Google now lets you join multiplayer sessions with players near you

Google now lets you join multiplayer sessions with players near you
If you've ever felt the need to find players near your location and invite them to your mobile gaming sessions – you can breathe a sigh of happiness, as Google has made this very function available for developers.

No, unfortunately, this does not mean that you will be able to play games locally. It means that whenever you go online and make yourself ready to play a multiplayer session, you will be able to scan your geolocation for players that have the same game and invite them for a brawl. This could be useful for getting your friends in a party faster (if it's properly implemented), though we are not sure if it will serve some social function.



source: Android Developers via Mobile Syrup

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3 Comments

1. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

Nice. Should also work even if you don't have an internet connection. Like how they do it on Firechat.

2. TRUVILLE

Posts: 146; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

The good thing about this all android device will get this because of the update to the Google play store.

3. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

It is not an update to the playstore, it is a service update that games could use as part of a call for multiplayer.

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