Microsoft Is Stretching X-Box Live To Mobile Platforms
Brian|Feb. 05, 2019
Microsoft is planning to expand Xbox Live to Nintendo Switch, Android, and iOS.
The move was revealed in the description of an upcoming Game Developers Conference session, according to Windows Central, and would make Live available to more than “two billion devices”.
Under the GDC session titled: “Xbox Live: Growing & Engaging Your Gaming Community Across iOS, Android, Switch, Xbox, and PC”, it stated that the new “cross-platform XDK” will “enable game developers to connect players” across multiple platforms.
“Xbox Live players are highly engaged and active on Xbox and PC, but now they can take their gaming achievement history, their friends list, their clubs, and more with them to almost every screen,” the description continued. It has since been removed.
The new software will reportedly be combined with PlayFab gaming services and allow developers to create games that seamlessly integrate from one screen to another – allowing players to “watch, buy, play, pause, and continue their games from one device to the next on top of the most reliable social and multiplayer network in the world”.