Google Plus Games will no longer be available starting June 30, it was revealed yesterday.
According to a page on Google Plus Help, after June 30 all games hosted on the social platform will become unavailable, though some games may remain available on other sites. A list of links to the sites of developers of Google+ Games is provided, so you can contact them and see what happens next.
The move is related to the launch of Google Play Game Services (which is detailed on the same page) at Google I/O, a cross-platform gaming experience which has been rumored for a while, then confirmed by its inclusion in an Eufloria HD update.
Google Play Game Services promise to completely change gaming, across three platforms – Android, iOS and the web. Included are achievements, cloud services, leaderboards, and real-time multiplayer (which only comes on Android for the moment). Some games already take advantage of the new features.
While some people may miss Google+ Games, it surely won’t cause the reactions the Google Reader cancellation did.