Microsoft Bringing Xbox Live to iOS and Android

Microsoft officially reveals Xbox Live for Android and iOS, but not Nintendo Switch

"Today, we're excited for Xbox Live to become part of Microsoft Game Stack, providing identity and community services".

Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox Live will be making its way to iOS and Android, following last month's GDC 2019 event itinerary from the platform-holder, stating that it would be unveiling the service for mobile platforms and Nintendo Switch.

The migration of Xbox Live to new platforms has officially begun, as Microsoft announced Thursday that it will launch a new software development kit (SDK) for developers to include Xbox Live functionality in their mobile games on iOS and Android.

"If you've watched us for the past few years, we've taken a very inclusive approach".

Developers will not be forced to integrate every single aspect of Xbox Live in their games.

Microsoft officially reveals Xbox Live for Android and iOS, but not Nintendo Switch

Using Xbox Live will provide several benefits for game developers.

"We believe so strongly in community, and Xbox Live really being at the heart of our gaming community", explains Kareem Choudhry, Microsoft's gaming cloud chief in a media briefing this week. Microsoft's own Minecraft supports cross-play between Xbox One, Switch and PC players, as does the popular multiplayer game Rocket League. In doing so, Xbox Live has the potential of reaching billions of people across the globe, though, app developers will need a good reason to include it.

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

"Our company has a long legacy in games - and in building developer-focused platforms", said Choudry. "Developers don't really have time to go searching for tools, and we know it's been hard to navigate and take full advantage of everything we have to offer".

Xbox Live is heading to mobile.

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