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Xbox Live is coming to iOS and Android games

15 March, 2019, 05:23 | Author: Rafael Roberts
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While some iOS games do have Xbox Live integration, they were released from Microsoft Studios itself.

"Under Game Stack, Xbox Live will expand its cross-platform capabilities, as we introduce a new SDK that brings this community to iOS and Android devices".

As Microsoft prepares for the next generation, the Xbox brand is expanding.

For more than a decade, when you think about Xbox Live, you are likely thinking of a black box that sits in your living room that connects to an online service.

A few weeks ago, Microsoft's GDC 2019 event listing described a new Xbox Live SDK heading to Android and iOS, as well as Nintendo Switch. Developers will be able to pick and choose which Xbox Live features they want to integrate, with the entire process being enabled through a single sign-in to a Microsoft Account.

Using Xbox Live will provide several benefits for game developers. "Our vision [is people] should have the freedom to play the games that they want on the devices that they want with the people that they want".

"Historically, our lineup of game developer tools has been varied and lived in pockets all across Microsoft", Kareem Choudhry, Microsoft corporate vice president of gaming cloud said in a briefing ahead of the big Game Developers Conference this week.

Microsoft is doubling down on gaming inside its cloud division, bringing together several developer tools and services under one umbrella and introducing new capabilities from a key acquisition made past year.

Also cross-linked between the gaming platforms with supported Xbox Live games would be achievements, Gamerscore, hero stats, friend lists, clubs, and family settings.

Starting today, Microsoft is bringing Xbox Live to additional platforms. Today we got the official announcement. but Nintendo Switch support is mysteriously missing.



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