Google says developers use engagement and reporting tools extensively, but cites “lower usage” for Gifts, Requests, and Quests. The company did not specify how many developers or games would be affected by this feature cut.
GPGS offers tools to build, analyze, and retain gamers. Google said the change comes after “listening to developer feedback and examining usage” and that it will be able to “focus on making our offering more useful.” The plan is to continue supporting features such as Sign-in, Achievements, Leaderboards, and Multiplayer.
In December, the company announced that it was ending support for the creation of new iOS accounts, the latest Native SDK release (version 2.3) would no longer support integration with iOS, and the iOS SDK would not be supported nor updated.
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