It seems Google is taking a serious interest in gaming, with the company signaling that they recognize the increasing importance of games as a medium. A step in that direction was hiring ex-SCEA man Mark DeLoura, to be their ‘developer advocate’ man for gaming, their first hiring for that area. Will he be working on Android games? Google TV console compatibility? Google tablet gaming? No word on that yet.
At Sony, he was the manager of developer relations, so is certainly well-placed to handle the increasing interest in the various platforms Google’s got its fingers stuck in.
The position of developer advocate for games at Google is “both inward- and outward-facing,” said Google’s new games chief.