iOS 4.1 beta 3 was released to developers on Wednesday. Sadly the iPhone 3G or second-generation iPod touch devices won't be compatible with Apple’s Game Center application upon its release. The latest 4.1 beta seeded to developers yesterday reportedly removes support for Game Center for older handset models. In previous iOS4 betas the iPhone 3G and second-generation iPod touch were capable of running Game Center.
Apple's Game Center app is a social gaming network feature added to iOS 4, which can provide a centralized experience for gamers on the iPhone and iPod touch -- similar to Microsoft's Xbox Live. Game Center, which went live in June and is scheduled to launch later in 2010 promises to allow gamers to invite friends to play a game, start a multiplayer game through matchmaking, track their achievements, and compare their high scores on a leader board.