Microsoft ready to bring Xbox Live to Android and iOS?
At this very moment, Microsoft’s Xbox Live online gaming network is compatible with just one mobile platform. And that, of course, is Windows Phone. But since there are about 40 million Xbox Live users out there, and not all (I’d say not even the majority) of them have a Windows Phone handset, Microsoft now wants to expand its gaming network to other mobile OSes.
According to Forbes, a Microsoft spokesperson recently declared:
“While the Xbox Live experiences and games always work best on the Windows platform, we understand that some Xbox fans may be using other types of devices. To satisfy that need, we are working to extend a few of our Xbox experiences and titles to other platforms.”
Sure enough, there’s not specific platform mentioned, but since Android and iOS are currently market leaders, it makes perfect sense for Microsoft to have them in mind as a first option for expanding Xbox Live’s presence.
Microsoft has already launched an Xbox Live app for iPhone and iPad in December, but this doesn’t offer the full Xbox Live experience that users will get if the Redmond giant indeed decides to make the gaming network compatible with iOS.