Microsoft brings Xbox Live to Android and iOS

Mar

14

2019

Microsoft has released a sdk that allows developers to integrate Xbox Live functionality into iOS and Android games. The sdk is part of Game Stack, in which Microsoft bundles tools for game development.

With the sdk, developers can integrate achievements, Gamerscore and re-statistics of the Xbox Live network and they can also connect to the identity functionality for age verification, privacy and security.

Microsoft announces the arrival of Xbox Live to Android and iOS during the Game Developers Conference 2019. The announcement is part of Microsoft’s introduction of Game Stack . That is the company’s new ecosystem for game development.

Game Stack currently consists of Azure, PlayFab, DirectX, Visual Studio, Xbox Live, App Center and Havok and it is the intention that every game developer can use it. As a platform for storage and computing power, Azure plays an important role in Game Stack, whereby Microsoft also notes that Azure also serves as the underlying platform for the xCloud service for game streams.

PlayFab, which was acquired last year, is also part of Game Stack. The services of this company help developer with the development and offering of internet connected games, also for the Sony PlayStation and Nintendo Switch.

Microsoft increasingly seems to want to bridge a gap between game systems. Earlier this week, MIcrosoft announced the Wireless Display app for Xbox One and PC. If users install it on both their systems, they can stream PC games to their console and use their Xbox controller to play. The functionality does not support the use of mouse and keyboard.

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