Microsoft Expanding Xbox Live To Nintendo Switch, iOS, And Android

Xbox Live mobile Switch cross-platform support will be a game changer

While Minecraft players do now have the ability to log into Xbox Live on Switch, this new implementation will seemingly allow games to incorporate more features, like Achievements and Friend Lists. Microsoft already has Xbox Live logins required for Minecraft on Android, along with a few other choice titles on PC. Now, it seems like Microsoft is gearing up to bring Xbox Live features to Android, iOS, and Nintendo Switch. It also offered Xbox Live achievements on its Windows Phone platforms, but this capability was limited to a handful of games.

Microsoft is releasing a software development kit (SDK) which will allow game developers to integrate Xbox Live into titles across multiple platforms, according to a presentation planned for this year's Game Developers Conference.

This plays right into Microsoft's SaaS playbook, create a service, expand it to new platforms, and then grow its user base.

Microsoft has a long history of cross-platform Xbox Live functionality, starting with initiatives like the much-maligned Games for Windows Live on PC.

GDC, or Game Developer Conference, takes place from March 18-22, expect to hear a lot more about how Microsoft envisions this service and how they hope to attract new developers who may have previously never considered using Xbox Live.

The lecture is meant to introduce developers to the software, and sell them on why they should include it in their games. Microsoft is still happy to sell you an Xbox if you want one, but this is consistent with its stated desire to focus on the services it provides, rather than the products it sells.

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.

Saying that's a significant expansion of Xbox Live would be an understatement.

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