The Apple WWDC 2021 stream has just ended, detailing all the new and exciting things each Apple platform has in store. While it’s mainly focused on the new iOS, there are some interesting points about the game integration coming to Apple devices.
Watch Twitch with SharePlay
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 also works with the Twitch app, allowing viewers to watch streams.
In-game events show up on widgets and app stores
Game events can now be displayed right on the home screen with the new app events widget. This will be posted so players can know when major events are happening. Events will also be available on the game’s product pages in the app store. Apple owners can manage their favorite apps so they’ll be notified on the widget for the games and apps they really care about. Events found in mobile games like Pokémon Go and Fire icon hero now easier to find without constantly checking inside apps.
Game Center is now a big widget for iPad
Game Center is now a large widget that players can apply to their iPad screen. This now dedicated screen can hold 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.