这绝对是一条突然的消息，因为就在不久前的欧洲游戏者开发大会上，德鲁拉还向游戏开发人员首次介绍了Chrome Web Store网络商店。很显然，这个网络商店的的很大一部分内容将是游戏应用，而且当时德鲁拉在幻灯片中也展示了几款流行的游戏，例如《植物大战僵尸》。
在自己的博客中，德鲁拉表示，他非常看好未来基于浏览器运行应用的前景。关于游戏，德鲁拉表示自己希望将游戏纳入云计算领域，不过也表示游戏应当跨越平台的限制。德鲁拉表示，微软通过XNA和Silverlight项目已经在这方面取得了进步，而苹果也做得不错，随着Android NDK和Chrome Native客户端的发布，谷歌也终于意识到了跨平台游戏的重要性。
Google has been acting like it’s going to move into the social gaming space for months now. But it’s not clear how serious we should take this effort by the search giant to move into new territory.
Today, Google’s games evangelist Mark DeLoura said that he has left the company after just four months on the job. In a blog post, DeLoura said, “This past Monday, I left Google. There are a lot of very interesting things going on at Google right now, and I enjoyed working with many of the people there, but it was not the perfect fit for me. I’m looking forward to my next adventure.”
DeLoura said one of the interesting things Google is doing is Native Client, which opens up the web so other languages can be used other than HTML/JS and Action Script. He also said he was proud of the coverage Google got for his talk about the Chrome Web Store. He also said he looks forward to the day where there are more games running in the cloud, rather than on PC clients, so that you can log into your game wherever you are. And he hopes that platform holders will make it easier for developers to create cross-platform games.
But DeLoura didn’t really have much to say about all of the other great things Google is doing for the game market. And perhaps that gives us a clue about why he left. Google is reportedly working on its own social network to compete with Facebook. For that, it needs to have good social games, and that is perhaps why it bought Slide and is preparing to invest $150 million in Zynga. But Google is far behind in the game space. DeLoura, a former Sony developer expert, brought the company some credibility in games. But now that he’s gone, so much for that.（source：venturebeat/tencent）