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Microsoft is reportedly bringing Xbox Live to Android

Xbox Live on your iPhone?                  Microsoft Xbox Live on your iPhone? Microsoft
Katie Ramirez | 04 February, 2019, 19:55

Growing & Engaging Your Gaming Community Across iOS, Android, Switch, Xbox, and PC" the talk encourages game developers to examine their new SDK, created to "connect players between iOS, Android, and Switch in addition to Xbox and any game in the Microsoft Store on Windows PCs", with Microsoft claiming "Xbox Live is expanding from 400M gaming devices" to "over 2B devices.

Saying that's a significant expansion of Xbox Live would be an understatement. The GDC page reveals Microsoft's plans for a cross-platform development kit that will connect to over two billion devices.

The biggest change here is that Microsoft is seemingly willing to offer Xbox Live cross-platform services to third-party developers.

Xbox Live is one of the largest, most engaged gaming communities on the planet with decades of experience providing managed game services to developers that save you time and unlock all of the social and engagement features that players love.

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This isn't unprecedented: in order to play Minecraft on Nintendo Switch you have to sign into Xbox Live, and it wouldn't be too surprising to see more of this approach. Players could even restart select games on one platform at the point where they left off on another.

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During their panel at GDC next month, Microsoft will be discussing how Xbox Live will be getting further implementations on other platforms. Almost half a billion devices isn't anything to sneeze at, but quadrupling that number to reach 2 billion devices by supporting additional devices would make Xbox Live the most expansive platform around. Most famous of these is Minecraft, which requires players to use an Xbox Live login on Android, iOS, and Switch.

"Then talk about Microsoft, which is a huge company with huge aspirations and this is a business we are in with great leaders, great teams, great fans".

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