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Forums - Gaming Discussion - Microsoft announces Xbox Live for any iOS or Android game (Also open for Switch and PS4)

 

Microsoft is bringing its Xbox Live network to iOS and Android devices. The software giant is launching a new cross-platform mobile software development kit (SDK) for game developers to bring Xbox Live functionality to games that run on iOS and Android. Xbox Live features like achievements, Gamerscore, hero stats, friend lists, clubs, and even some family settings will all be available on iOS and Android.

Source: https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/14/18265214/microsoft-xbox-live-ios-android-games-support-features

 

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credits to resetera for reporting it

 

sounds interesting , wouldn’t mind using it to increase my gamer score on my PS4 and future switch.

 

i wonder what games on iOS will support this first 



    

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That's pretty neat. Hopefully the achievements for mobile are easy.



I sign into enough stuff already just to play a game.



Gamerscore? Achievements? Pfff.
*polishes platinum trophies*



I'll assume xcloud will come to those devices then?



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BraLoD said:
Gamerscore? Achievements? Pfff.
*polishes platinum trophies*

It's funny how I both prefer the overall scoring mechanic of gamerscore (I like the idea of saying "I have xxxx thousand score") but I also prefer the overall idea of the individual achievements having their own awards (like bronze/silver/gold/platinum). 



This is Microsoft unofficially abandoning Xbox hardware, even if they technically release a "next gen" console. You can already play every XB1 "exclusive" on the PC which is a disincentive to getting an XB1. Now there is really no incentive to get their hardware. Just pick the hardware you like the best instead.



Microsoft end game is a service available everywhere. Basically an APP Like Netflix or youtube you can download on anything but Xbox is becoming more and more irrelevant like that.



At first glance, this doesn't seem to hurt, so I'm slightly intrigued by this. For Microsoft, this seems like a good strategy to pursue.



The_Liquid_Laser said:
This is Microsoft unofficially abandoning Xbox hardware, even if they technically release a "next gen" console. You can already play every XB1 "exclusive" on the PC which is a disincentive to getting an XB1. Now there is really no incentive to get their hardware. Just pick the hardware you like the best instead.

 

Thisguywhokills said:

Microsoft end game is a service available everywhere. Basically an APP Like Netflix or youtube you can download on anything but Xbox is becoming more and more irrelevant like that.

 

Adding the ability to get achievements, friend lists, stats on already existing iOS/android games means end of the Xbox hardware...?


At least read the OP guys....

 

Edit: Its even in the title lol.



    

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