Last month, a report speculated that Microsoft was looking to bring its Xbox Live gaming service onto other platforms besides Xbox. For those who don’t mind linking their mobile devices to Xbox Live, you’ll be interested to learn that Xbox Live has since made its way onto iOS and Android.
This comes in the form of a new software development kit (SDK) that developers can use to integrate Xbox Live functionality into their games. What this means is that gamers can expect to see more games and take advantage of this, especially if you are primarily an Xbox gamer and would prefer having it all in one place.
According to Kareem Choudhry, Microsoft’s gaming cloud chief,
We believe so strongly in community, and Xbox Live really being at the heart of our gaming community. If you watch what we’ve done, especially with Minecraft, over the past few years we’ve taken Xbox Live to as many platforms as Minecraft is on as possible. Really uniting all those communities together with a consistent singular experience for those gamers.
Of course, how many games will actually take advantage of this remains to be seen, but the most important thing is that Microsoft has created an option. That being said, there are also rumours flying around that Microsoft could be considering bringing Xbox services to the Nintendo Switch, until then, take it with a pinch of salt.