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Xbox Live is Officially Coming to iOS and Android, No Sign of Switch

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Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox Live will be making its way to iOS and Android, following last month's GDC 2019 event itinerary from the platform-holder, stating that it would be unveiling the service for mobile platforms and Nintendo Switch. At the moment, however, there's no sign of Xbox Live for Switch as yet.

The service comes to iOS and Android via a new set of SDK tools for developers dubbed Game Stack, bringing together Microsoft's game dev platforms, services and more, including Azure, PlayFab, DirectX, Visual Studio, App Center, and Havok, all in one single ecosystem.

"Over the past 16 years, Xbox Live has become one of the most vibrant and engaged gaming communities in the world. It is also a safe and inclusive network that has broken down boundaries in how gamers connect across devices," the announcement on Microsoft's developer blog states.

"Today, we’re excited for Xbox Live to become part of Microsoft Game Stack, providing identity and community services. Under Game Stack, Xbox Live will expand its cross-platform capabilities, as we introduce a new SDK that brings this community to iOS and Android devices."

While the lack of Xbox Live support for Nintendo Switch may seem conspicuous, having been listed among Microsoft's plans for GDC, that doesn't mean it isn't necessarily still on the cards. "Our goal is to really unite the 2 billion gamers of the world and we’re big fans of our Xbox Live community, but we don’t have any specific announcements as it relates to Switch today," Microsoft's Kareem Choudhry told The Verge.

Perhaps Xbox Game Pass could still be in the pipeline for Nintendo Switch too. Watch this space.


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US November 22, 2013
Europe November 22, 2013
Japan September 04, 2014

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