Microsoft Bringing Xbox Live Cross-Play Gaming To PC, Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android Devices
Microsoft hasn’t been shy about their desire to bring cross platform play to the masses and have made some great strides in making their ambitions a reality. Now the company is ready to take the next step, bringing their Xbox Live platform to Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android.
The scheduling website for the upcoming Game Developers Conference reveals a little more on Microsoft’s plans for the future of Xbox Live. By using a new Software Development Kit, the company hopes to bring Xbox Live support to the Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, and PC. This will not only expand the reach of Microsoft’s gaming community, but will also hopefully allow for developers to have an easier time connecting players across multiple platforms.
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.”
Microsoft currently has a few titles that have Xbox Live support across different platforms such as Minecraft, Fortnite, and Sea of Thieves requiring players to log in using their Microsoft account when trying to access the game on the Nintendo Switch or mobile devices. By bringing Xbox Live services to multiple platforms, Microsoft will be able to bring the benefits of Xbox Live to any supported device, in turn growing their expansive and highly engaged community of players.
With mobile devices becoming a more popular and viable source for gaming there’s certainly some virgin territory that can definitely be explored and Microsoft is perfectly poised to take first crack at the new market. They also stand to make some big moves against their competitors by supporting their services across multiple platforms.
Will the company be able to pull off their ambitious endeavor? Let us know your thoughts on Microsoft’s bold plans for the future and more in the comments section below. As always, don’t forget to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter for 24/7 coverage of all things gaming and entertainment.
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