Microsoft has taken a new step in the world of consoles and in mobile gaming as it has announced a cross-platform SDK that is specifically designed to bring Xbox Live new features to run games on mobile platforms like Android and iOS.
For a long period, time of time, video gaming has been a very limited experience. If you are one of the consumers then you need to choose an allegiance to the one manufacturer or we can say one platform and then you need to run with it through thick and thin. Generally, it means that you are either in the team of Xbox or in the team of PlayStation in the console gaming world. The announcement of Xbox Live does not converge the platforms truly the cross-platform gaming but it means that your existing experience of Xbox Live could be integrated into games on other various platforms.
Microsoft also announced that its new SDK will be announced to allow the game creators for Android and iOS to integrate Xbox Live core functionality. Developers will be able to pull some existing features and can also push some settings out.
From Microsoft’s perspective it is a very small step yet very important, highlighted by Kareem Choudhry, Microsoft’s gaming cloud head honcho:
“We believe so strongly in community, and Xbox Live really being at the heart of our gaming community. If you watch what we’ve done, especially with Minecraft, over the past few years we’ve taken Xbox Live to as many platforms as Minecraft is on as possible. Really uniting all those communities together with a consistent singular experience for those gamers.”
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