The Apple WWDC 2021 stream just wrapped up which detailed all of the new and exciting things that each of the Apple platforms has in store. While it mainly focused on the new iOS, there were some tasty bits of gaming integration coming to Apple devices.
SharePlay is a new way to spend time with people who are not around you. SharePlay allows people to share their screens so they can watch videos together. This works also with the Twitch app, allowing viewers to watch streams.
In-game events can be displayed right on the home screen with the new app events widget. This will be posted so players can know when big events are happening. The events will also be on the product pages of the games in the app store. Apple owners can curate their preferred apps so they will be notified on the widget for games and apps they are actually interested in. Events found in mobile games like Pok└mon Go and Fire Emblem Heroes will now be easier to find without constantly checking inside the apps themselves.
The Game Center is now a large widget that players can apply to their iPad screens. This now-dedicated screen can house all game information and achievement progress in one place. Players can have their friends list on this widget so they know who is active and who is playing which game.
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