Playing with friends just got easier in iOS 16 and macOS Ventura with Game Center SharePlay integration


With iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS Ventura, it’s going to be a lot easier to play iOS and Mac games with friends thanks to a new SharePlay integration feature coming to Game Center.

Introduced with iOS 15 and macOS Monterey, SharePlay lets you FaceTime calls with friends while you engage in other activities, like watching TV and using apps. With Game Center integration, all games that use Game Center’s multiplayer support feature will automatically work with FaceTime.

iOS and Mac users can play Game Center-compatible multiplayer games while making FaceTime calls for a more interactive gaming experience. Unfortunately, the SharePlay Game Center feature won’t be available right away when the new software updates launch, and it’s scheduled to appear in the iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS Ventura updates later this year.

Apple is also adding Contacts integration to Game Center, so the Contacts app can view Game Center profiles to get a closer look at what your friends are playing, but that too comes at a later date.

ios 16 game center redesign
To coincide with the SharePlay and Contacts updates for Game Center, Apple has overhauled the design of the Game Center dashboard, which can be accessed through the App Store. The revamped dashboard summarizes achievements and game activity for a simplified user interface.

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