Apple recently unveiled a new Game Center web page detailing the features of the service and revealed that the 2nd Generation iPod touch will also be a Game Center-capable device. After delaying the Game Center release to iOS 4.1, Apple had previously announced that it would only be available on 3rd generation devices and newer. This latest development only leaves the first generation iPod touch and both the original iPhone and iPhone 3G out in the cold.

Game Center is launching soon with iOS 4.1 and already developers are committing to supporting it in their games. Forum member Project-79 has been maintaining a thread of assembled announcements and press releases from developers that will be supporting Game Center on (or soon after) launch. Notable titles include Flight Control [99¢], Angry Birds [99¢ / Free] and many others.

  • Nico

    Game Center is launching soon...
    In fact, as of now, iOS 4.1 has been released!

  • Nico

    Game Center is launching soon...
    In fact, as of now, iOS 4.1 has been released!

  • araczynski

    frack game center, when's ios4 for ipad coming?

    • Lord Gek

      Amen, Brother! I mean why not give us at least a BASIC OS 4 with folders and let us wait on the update for these nifty iPad exclusive features? It's not like we have a choice of operating systems (oh this OS 4 iPad release wasn't cool enough, I guess I'll switch to using Unix on my iPad).

    • Adams Immersive

      November.

  • araczynski

    frack game center, when's ios4 for ipad coming?

    • Lord Gek

      Amen, Brother! I mean why not give us at least a BASIC OS 4 with folders and let us wait on the update for these nifty iPad exclusive features? It's not like we have a choice of operating systems (oh this OS 4 iPad release wasn't cool enough, I guess I'll switch to using Unix on my iPad).

    • Adams Immersive

      November.

  • lukwtwz

    This is great news, since many of the tilt and multitouch action puzzlers that made idevice gaming different in the first place don't need much power.

  • lukwtwz

    This is great news, since many of the tilt and multitouch action puzzlers that made idevice gaming different in the first place don't need much power.

  • Jas

    Agreed, the late release of iOS4 for iPad is a disgrace. Typical Apple.

    • Adams Immersive

      I know, they’re always later than most OS developers, except when they’re years ahead.

      Anyway, my suggested headline for this article: Game Center Coming to Games From Developers Who Are Willing to Limit Their Market For Limited Benefits.

      (I’m seriously thinking of sticking with OF when my own game finally gets done. We’ll see.)

  • Jas

    Agreed, the late release of iOS4 for iPad is a disgrace. Typical Apple.

    • Adams Immersive

      I know, they’re always later than most OS developers, except when they’re years ahead.

      Anyway, my suggested headline for this article: Game Center Coming to Games From Developers Who Are Willing to Limit Their Market For Limited Benefits.

      (I’m seriously thinking of sticking with OF when my own game finally gets done. We’ll see.)