What about iOS Game Center?
There's no way to actually search for players though, is there? Unless I'm missing something, when I tap "Add Friend" and start typing a username there - it just searches my contact list. It doesn't offer suggestions of other GameCenter users, that's what we would need to pull up player data.Hi there. Apple Arcade launched and as per above, you can see friends stats now under game center in the settings. Any chance of adding support for this?
YeahYou’re referring to the search on that screenshot right?
You can put in an email that doesn’t have a GameCenter account and it will still send the request, so there’s nothing that indicates it is an actual user until they accept your friend request.
It works nothing like other services do, ie. show other players as suggestions when you type a username.
And retrieving achievements etc, requires a player ID not username. Which is similar to how other services work as well, the issue is there’s no way we can get this ID if they don’t have a global search.
I spent quite a bit of time looking into it. Also checked if the new Apple sign in feature could be tied to GameCenter somehow but it can’t. Maybe they will eventually open up the service more.