Microsoft may plan to bring Xbox Live for iOS and Android games

Microsoft wants to go cross-platform to allow gamers to play its games, store achievements and scores irrespective of the mobile platform.

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Judging by a job listing at Microsoft Careers (now taken down), it looks like the company wishes to create an open source framework that is lightweight, extensible and scalable across multiple platforms, specifically naming the mobile platforms from Apple and Google. Since Xbox Live is integrated with its Windows Store and Windows Phone already, it looks like Microsoft wishes to do the same with iOS and Android.

Microsoft may plan to bring Xbox Live for iOS and Android games |

Reports point out that Microsoft is also trying to win the hearts of game developers by working to provide improved tools for Xbox Live integration. Reports also indicate that Microsoft may ease up on restrictions and provide greater access to the necessary tools.

It could be a win-win for both sides. If Microsoft plays its cards properly, it can attract a good number of developers. Since Xbox Live will be present on almost all mobile platforms, the game achievements, scores and even ability to play games with their friends can be crossed over/shared/ played irrespective of the mobile OS. Though iOS and Google have Game Center and Google Play which shares scores and game achievements, its uncertain how does Microsoft plan to get ahead of its competition.

But having a cross-platform service is what can rule in Microsoft's favour. It will allow easy access to gamers irrespective of the mobile platform.


After being a long time PC enthusiast and a former contributor for many Indian based PC and Tech forums, Roshan now joins TweakTown covering tech news and also any developments from India. Like many enthusiasts, with years of being involved in many Indian tech forums and running his own tech site, he's commonly referred by his forum nickname 'The Sorcerer' by many old and new fellow PC enthusiasts, followed by few companies from time to time. He's also the winner of the TweakTown's Computex 2012 Taipei trip. If any free time is left, Roshan prefers to play FPS games.

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