With the release of apps such as My Xbox LIVE, Halo Waypoint, the Kinectimals game, and a SkyDrive client in the iOS App Store, it isnít surprising to see Microsoft trying to expand further in the iOS platform. According to a recently-posted job listing, the Redmond based company is looking to port its Xbox Live gaming portal to the other platforms, including the iOS platform. Despite the release of the My Xbox LIVE app, the gameplay portion of the service currently remains a Windows Phone 7 only feature.
The job listing which was posted recently mentions the following:
Xbox LIVE Mobile team is looking for a passionate and experienced developer to join us in bringing Xbox LIVE entertainment experiences to various platforms. As the team inside IEB (Interactive entertainment Business) dedicated to mobile experiences, we work closely with the console software team and Xbox LIVE services to bring the latest and greatest gaming and entertainment experience to mobile platforms including Windows Phone, iOS, and other mobile platforms.
For those of you who are iOS users who also utilize the Xbox LIVE service on the Xbox 360, this is great news. The Xbox LIVE marketplace is home to many downloadable games that are inexpensive and this means that Microsoft might be working to bring these to your iOS device as well. The thought of possibly playing Xbox LIVE Arcade titles on my iOS device leaves me with a lot to look forward to in the future.
Are any of you Xbox playing iOS users excited for whatís to come? Share any thoughts and comments below!