Microsoft Is Bringing Xbox Live Support to Games on Android, iOS, and Nintendo Switch

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  1. Megalith

    Megalith 24-bit/48kHz Staff Member

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    A GDC 2019 event listing has revealed Microsoft’s plans for expanding the popularity and userbase of its gaming service: Team Xbox will be introducing a new cross-platform development platform bringing Xbox Live support to games on Android, iOS, and Nintendo Switch, in addition to PC and Xbox consoles. In the near future, gaming achievement history, friends lists, clubs, and more may be accessed on nearly any screen.

    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.
     
  2. Zarathustra[H]

    Zarathustra[H] Official Forum Curmudgeon

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    Do not want.

    I wish I could remove this Xbox junk from my Win10 install.
     
  3. cattix

    cattix n00b

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    PS4 forever! PS4 forever! M$ is getting tedious with this. Had all of the consoles, nothing beats PS4 for sheer fun factor & playing fluidity.
     
  4. BloodyIron

    BloodyIron 2[H]4U

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    Didn't want that shit on my Linux anyways
     
  5. Majinhoju

    Majinhoju [H]ard|Gawd

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    I'm for more cross platform.
    I was able to pay minecraft with my kids, me on pc, one on xbox and one on the switch. It was really neat to play the same game on 3 different platforms. I hope this takes off so I can do this on more games.
     
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  6. coynatha

    coynatha Limp Gawd

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    Can't be worse than working with Nintendo/Epic Games accounts. (NIGHTMARE)
     
  7. katanaD

    katanaD [H]ard|Gawd

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    fixed that statement