Apple has revealed the official list of iOS devices that will be compatible with its new Game Center service, which surprisingly leaves out the iPhone 3G.
Game Center, which is Apple’s take on Microsoft’s popular Xbox Live service, is a dedicated online gaming and matchmaking solution for the iDevices that allows gamers to play each other online and unlock achievements.
Apple announced the service back in April and it has been finally made available to devices running the new iOS 4.1.
However, it appears that the iPhone 3G is conspicuously absent from the list, which strangely enough includes the iPod Touch 2G, a similarly powered device released in the same year.
The news will no doubt dishearten iPhone 3G owners and begs the question as to why Apple was unable, or rather decided not to, make it compatible with Game Center.
Devices that will be compatible include the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and the iPod Touch range dating back to 2nd generation.
The iPad is currently stuck with iOS 3 but should become compatible when Apple releases iOS 4.2 in November.