Microsoft planning Xbox Live features for Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch

Microsoft Plans to Expand Xbox Live to Nintendo Switch, Mobile Devices With Cross-Platform Program

Presumably, the same functionality will be rolled out on Switch, iOS and Android, with social systems (friends lists, messages etc.), multiplayer and achievements to be integrated, expanding the userbase for Xbox Live in the process. This will include bringing Xbox Live to other platforms, including iOS, Android and the Nintendo Switch.

Microsoft is releasing a software development kit which will allow game developers to integrate Xbox Live into titles across multiple platforms, including the Nintendo Switch, according to a presentation planned for the Game Developers Conference 2019. The company made it clear that it wants Xbox games to be available on all kinds of devices, from consoles to smartphones, when it announced Project xCloud in October 2018.

As it stands, players using the most updated version of Minecraft on PC can freely join games hosted by other platforms, and have their purchases and history carry over to any supported version, in a similar way to how Fortnite now does it.

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Part of the session's description also played up the appeal of the decision to independent developers, who ostensibly could "save time & expand their customer base" by offloading their social, communications, and multiplayer interactions onto Microsoft's Xbox Live network.

As reported by GamesIndustry, Microsoft has scheduled in a talk at GDC 2019, set to take place next month, and it highlights the corporation's plans to spread Xbox Live beyond its own platforms. This has been tested in one game already, with Minecraft tapping into Xbox Live across all three new platforms.

We've recently learned of figures behind the Xbox Live monthly users, with said figure seeing up to 64 million monthly active users. The platform is now a one-stop-shop for multiplayer gaming on Xbox; it enables multiplayer in most games, offers leaderboards, and provides various social tools as well. Combined with PlayFab gaming services, this means less work for game developers and more time to focus on making games fun.

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