OpenFeint unveiled with cross-platform mobile multiplayer and

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by Terminator02, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. Terminator02

    Terminator02 ヽ( 。 ヮ゚)ノ

    Apr 10, 2010
    United States
    Somewhere near monkat
    On the same day as Apple announced the rollout of its iOS Game Center platform for next week, Aurora Feint, creator of the OpenFeint social network for iPhone/iPod Touch, says it will enable real-time multiplayer gameplay between iOS and Android devices later this year with OpenFeint PlayTime. The new developer tools will also allow real-time voice chat during gameplay across both mobile platforms.

    "Traditionally, multiplayer technology has been accessible only to top tier developers. It's just too complicated and time consuming," Aurora Feint CEO Jason Citron said in the announcement. "So we invented PlayTime, which literally takes one day to integrate into a casual game."

    Features will include VoIP, lobbies and matchmaking for "casual games," expanding to incorporate team-based voice chat and 16 player game servers for "core" titles.[/p]
    [​IMG] Source (Joystiq)
  2. alidsl

    alidsl I am now a lurker

    May 27, 2009
    Kanto - Pallet Town
    No-one wants openfeint on iphone anymore (unless gamecenter is complete crap)
    but a good step for android users
  3. tijntje_7

    tijntje_7 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jul 26, 2008
    Under your bed
    Openfeint is my favourite social network for iDevices...
    And now they're adding android support? o.O
    (I don't think apple's game center can beat that xD)
    niiiiiicccee [​IMG]
    Didn't expect this [​IMG]

    Isn't this about the first actual cross-platform multiplayer thingy?
  4. SifJar

    SifJar Not a pirate

    Apr 4, 2009
    Well, IIRC there was a game or two for Xbox 360 that could do multiplayer with PC users (e.g. ShadowRun or something like that). Other than that the only cross-platform multiplayer I've ever heard of was a homebrew game for the PSP and DS.
  5. Maplemage

    Maplemage ಠ_ಠ

    Sep 23, 2008
    Why would you care?
    This is gonna be awesome!