Microsoft is getting ready to release a software development kit (SDK) that will allow developers of iOS, Android and Nintendo Switch games to implement Xbox Live in it. (Yes, you read that right.) This will be announced in a session at the Game Developer Conference next month.
Cross-platforming is getting bigger and bigger. Microsoft will soon take this one step further by making Xbox Live possible for iOS, Android and Nintendo Switch. They will unveil this coming month at the Game Developer Conference in San Francisco. The company will release a so-called software development kit that makes it possible to implement Xbox Live services in new games. At the moment this is only possible for games developed by Microsoft, which makes sense of course.
In the description of the session GDC says;
Xbox Live is expanding from 400 million gaming devices and a reach to over 68 million active players to over 2 billion devices with the release of our new cross-platform XDK.
This development seems to fit in with Microsoft’s strategy to look beyond PC and Xbox. For example, the company announced a game streaming service earlier this year.
Pretty nice, that crossplay, but if you can choose it. Here you can read how Sea of Thieves will tackle this soon. Did you know that the next-gen Xbox might be a streaming console? Read more here.