Microsoft to Expand Xbox Live to iOS, Android, and Switch

Microsoft to Expand Xbox Live to iOS, Android, and Switch

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Microsoft is planning to expand Xbox Live to iOS, Android, and Switch. Details about the new XDK were leaked in a GDC session description and spotted by Windows Central.

The Game Developers Conference takes place March 18-22, 2019 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. The session at which Microsoft will detail its plans is called, "Xbox Live: Growing & Engaging Your Gaming Community Across Platforms (Presented by Microsoft)".

The session description has already been updated to remove the following:

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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.

Now Xbox Live is about to get MUCH bigger. Xbox Live is expanding from 400M gaming devices and a reach to over 68M active players to over 2B devices with the release of our new cross-platform XDK.

Get a first look at the SDK to enable game developers to connect players between iOS, Android, and Switch in addition to Xbox and any game in the Microsoft Store on Windows PCs.

Takeaway
● Xbox Live players are highly engaged and active on Xbox and PC, but now they can take their gaming achievement history, their friends list, their clubs, and more with them to almost every screen.
● This will break down barriers for developers that want their communities to mingle more freely across platforms. 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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