Gaming With Friends Will Be Easier in iOS 16 and macOS Ventura With Game Center SharePlay Integration

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

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Introduced with iOS 15 and macOS Monterey, SharePlay is designed to let you make FaceTime calls with friends while doing other activities such as 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 will be able to play multiplayer Game Center-compatible games while on a ‌FaceTime‌ call for a more interactive gaming experience. Unfortunately, the SharePlay Game Center feature is not going to be available right when the new software updates launch, and it is set to come in ‌iOS 16‌, ‌iPadOS 16‌, and ‌macOS Ventura‌ updates later this year.

Apple is also adding Contacts integration to Game Center, allowing the Contacts app to show Game Center profiles for keeping a closer eye on what your friends are playing, but this too is coming at a later date.

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To go along with the SharePlay and Contacts updates for Game Center, Apple has overhauled the design of the Game Center dashboard, which is accessible through the App Store. The revamped dashboard aggregates achievements and play activity to allow for a simplified interface.

Related Roundups: iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS Ventura

Top Rated Comments

nvmls Avatar
3 weeks ago
Everyone: Embrace AAA games studios Apple

Apple: "You'll now be able to play minesweeper with friends"
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
turbineseaplane Avatar
3 weeks ago
Game Center is the very first thing I always turn off

No clue why they think we all want it by default
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Naraxus Avatar
3 weeks ago

According to you if you have an iPhone, iPad, or Mac you can’t also have an Xbox, PS, Nintendo, or PC.

Also according to you only some games can be taken serious. Some people take FarmVille, candy crush, and amoung us seriously. I guess, to you, they aren’t gaming.
Where the hell did I EVER say anything about an xbox or any of the other red herrings you mentioned?

Candy Crush and that other crap is not gaming. Please try again
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Naraxus Avatar
3 weeks ago

Reread what you said. You said if you have an apple product you can’t game. You never said game on an iPhone.

And you are not the AVGN, you don’t get to define what gaming is.
So why the hell did you try to derail the topic at hand with irrelevent console gaming?

Nice try but that mobile ******** is not gaming no matter how much you wish it was
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Le0M Avatar
3 weeks ago
Have no clue why Apple keep pushing with this silly game center.
Unless they really step up the game, it won't be engaging enough.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BF1M Avatar
3 weeks ago

Not quite. It would grant access to several titles directly and would enable more games for Mac.
Yea, EA games…. Although if there is a crowd that would be willing and able to pay micro transactions out the ass for mediocre products it’s Apple fans….may be on to something here…
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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