Namco’s UniteSDK is a new game engine that has the potential to change the competitive gaming space in a big way. The engine allows for cross-platform gaming; that is, as Gamezebo reports, users playing on an iPhone would be able to compete with players on their PC, as an example.
The system may be recently unveiled, but it’s already available to test in Pool Pro Online 3, and will be coming to both Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man later this month. Not only are users able to compete with friends, but they can take part in cross-platform chats, earn achievements which can be shared on Facebook, and view leaderboards to see who truly is the best at a game.
This cross-platform functionality also presents Namco with an opportunity to create one all-encompassing virtual hub, with a UniteSDK web portal now being in the works, that will allow users to create a profile and send messages to their fellow gamers.