Apple’s latest OS X (Mountain Lion) is set to give iOS gamers another avenue for playing, with the addition of Game Center for the Mac.
The company made the announcement today, in addition to other of the OS X’s features of the ninth major release of their operating system.
Though features sch as Notification Center, Twitter integration and even AirPlay Mirroring will surely excite Mac users, gamers will likely be most enthused about the addition of Game Center.
“The Mac is on a roll, growing faster than the PC for 23 straight quarters, and with Mountain Lion things get even better,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “The developer preview of Mountain Lion comes just seven months after the incredibly successful release of Lion and sets a rapid pace of development for the world’s most advanced personal computer operating system.”
With the new OS X, developers will now have access through the Game Kit APIs that will allow their iOS titles to work on Macs to create multiplayer games that work alongside iOS devices. In other words, picture yourselves playing a poker game on your iPhone and challenging a friend via their Mac. Now that’s proper cross-platform play right there.
Apple says Mac users will be able to upgrade to the new operating system this summer.