Apple Has Removed the Game Center App from iOS 10

Apple Has Removed the Game Center App from iOS 10

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Apple has removed the Game Center app for iOS 10 beta and it doesn't look like it's coming back.

In its release notes for iOS 10, Apple says that developers will now need to implement their own leaderboard interface using GameKit.

The Game Center app has been removed. If your game implements GameKit features, it must also implement the interface behavior necessary for the user to see these features. For example, if your game supports leaderboards, it could present a GKGameCenterViewController object or read the data directly from Game Center to implement a custom user interface.

Apple also made a few other changes to GameKit:
● A new account type, implemented by the GKCloudPlayer class, supports iCloud-only game accounts.

● Game Center provides a new generalized solution for managing persistent storage of data on Game Center. A game session (GKGameSession) has a list of players who are the session’s participants. Your game’s implementation defines when and how a participant stores or retrieves data from the server or exchanges data between players. Game sessions can often replace existing turn-based matches, real-time matches, and persistent save games, and also enable other models of interaction between participants.

As iOS 10 is still in its first beta, Apple could bring back Game Center; however, it seems unlikely as it's asking developers to build their own interfaces to GameKit features.

Another notable change in iOS 10 is the ability to delete stock apps. More details on that here.

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Apple Has Removed the Game Center App from iOS 10

SayingWhatEveryonesThinking - June 15, 2016 at 5:07am
Might be because of all the spam you get from it.
joker - June 15, 2016 at 1:04am
How does this force people to move to new devices? What if they don't want to deal with updating again in order to stay jailbroken forever? So people can spare up a bit of space. Like that changes a lot!
clown - June 14, 2016 at 11:52pm
That will all have to possibly reconfigured to support it. Kind of like forcing everyone to stop supporting older versions that work perfectly fine.
clown - June 14, 2016 at 11:50pm
Simply anthor way to force people to buy new devices. It kind of appalling actually, considering their are 1000"s of apps in store.
jaysee - June 14, 2016 at 5:52pm
great news, that app is worthless
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