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03-03-2014, 11:31 PM #1
Microsoft Looking to Bring Xbox Live Service to the iOS Platform
Microsoft’s Xbox Live social gaming service is set to go cross-platform, reaching beyond the Xbox consoles and Windows devices to Apple’s iOS and also Google’s Android. The expansion of Xbox Live to Apple’s iPhone and iPad would put Microsoft’s platform in direct competition with Apple’s own Game Center for iOS. Both services allow users to track their achievements in titles and add friends to see what others are playing.
Microsoft’s interest in bringing Xbox Live to both the iOS and Android platform is reportedly set to become reality in a “big way” in the near future according to the folks over at The Verge. Citing unnamed sources, the publication reported that Xbox Live functionality is set to come to both iOS and Android games in an effort to “win back” game developers.
The Redmond giant is hoping that developers who may have been previously put off by the company’s strict certification requirements for titles may give the company another chance. Microsoft is working on reducing those restrictions in an effort to court smaller and independent developers, which in recent years have embraced platforms like iOS and Android, also to some extent have switched development to rival Sony’s PlayStation line of consoles.
The Redmond giant reportedly views Xbox Live as a service that could apply across “every platform,” serving as an alternative and more universal way for gamers to track achievements, connect with friends and potentially even compete with friends in cross-platform titles.
For those of you that didn’t already know, Apple has offered Game Center as a social gaming solution for iOS developers since 2010. In 2012, Game Center made its way to the Mac, making it a true cross-platform service for Apple’s hardware ecosystem. Microsoft already offers a SmartGlass app for iOS that allows iPhone or iPad users to control and integrate their device with the company’s Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles. The application allows users to log in to their Xbox Live account to view their friends and recently played titles.
Source: The Verge
03-03-2014, 11:59 PM #2
The best gaming platform and the best smartphone doing a little dancing together. I like it!
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03-04-2014, 07:23 AM #3
03-04-2014, 07:42 AM #4
Whats the bet you need a gold membership to use those new features.
The xboned is dead before it even started. M$ has screwed themselves and wont recover from it.
03-04-2014, 07:48 AM #5
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so instead of googling for an image of xbox live on either xbox or windows phone you use a screenshot of the xbox one smart glass app. mart people working at modmyi!