Google is adding improvements in to Google Play Games with several features, according to Android Police. For starters, Play Games is getting Quest notifications that will alert the player whenever new quests are available, send notifications letting them know a quest has started and also when the quest was completed. Helping developers expand on the use of quests within games is a great move by Google.
The second feature added is called as Snapshots that will enable players to save a game. No more information about this feature was provided by the report. Developers will be able to add snapshot functions into their game, which would make it much easier for the player to quickly jump in and out of save points in a game.
Currently, the Play Games service manages things like achievements and leaderboards. With these two new notifications, Google plans to add more power to Play Games. Google had introduced Play Games as a competitor to Apple’s Game Center, but it has failed to pick up. In March, Google added game gifting and new game developer tools to Play Games.