Xbox Live is now available on additional platforms. iOS and Android developers can leverage the Xbox Live community with the help of a new SDK.
The newly released SDK lets developers take advantage of the cross-platform integration, Xbox’s trusted game identity, achievements and other features.
These services will promote the platform’s usage among mobile game developers. They can also increase the adoption of their new applications among Xbox gamers.
This recent change will enhance the collaboration between Xbox gamers and mobile gamers. It is going to promote cross-play among the gamers of both these platforms.
It is yet to be seen which games will support mobile-Xbox cross-play and to what extent. There are some games that offer multiplayer support for the mobile consoles.
Platforms that support cross-play
As you already know, Fortnite is one of the largest platforms that provides built-in cross-play between PC, Android, iOS, Mac and Xbox One, PS4 gamers.
Moving further, millions of Switch, Xbox One and PC gamers enjoy cross-play on the popular Minecraft platform. Kareem Choudhry, the gaming cloud chief of Microsoft said that:
Our goal is to really unite the 2 billion gamers of the world and we’re big fans of our Xbox Live community, but we don’t have any specific announcements as it relates to Switch today.
As Microsoft is adding more platforms to Xbox Live, we can view this as a new towards enhanced online gaming.
Microsoft has also introduced the new Game Stack platform along with the new SDK. Hence, Microsoft is actively working to attract more and more developers by offering the latest back-end and back-end development solutions.
What does this mean for users?
Gamers must really be excited to learn that they will now be able to use a single MS account to sign-in and get access to the integrated platform.
Therefore, gamers can ensure safety and privacy by using the same identity network. Notably, parents can also set-up the child accounts for their kids.
Microsoft will share some more details regarding its plans for the App Store in the coming week at GDC. Users are looking forward to enjoying the new gaming experience in the Xbox Live community.
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