Videos 5 February 2019
Author: Courtney W

Xbox Live Reportedly Expanding To iOS, Android & Nintendo Switch

5 February 2019

Microsoft is planning to expand its popular Xbox Live service to iOS, Android and Nintendo Switch.

According to Windows Central, the news was announced in a forthcoming description for a Game Developers Conference (GDC) Session.

Titled ‘Xbox Live: Growing & Engaging Your Community Across iOS, Android, Switch, Xbox and PC’, the description states the cross-platform plan will “enable game developers to connect players” across several platforms.

At current, there are 68 million active players on Xbox Live but with the new move, the online service will be available on approximately 2 billion devices.

The description also added “Xbox Live players are highly engaged and active on Xbox and PC, but now they can take their gaming achievement history, their friends list, their clubs, and more with them to almost every screen”. Since it was first published, the description has now been removed.

Reports claim the cross-platform service will allow players to “watch, buy, play, pause and continue their games from one device to the next on top of the most reliable social and multiplayer network in the world”.

The move is expected to be spoken about in detail in the upcoming GDC 2019 event taking place between 18th March to the 22nd March.