Xbox Live to Connect With Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch Players

Xbox Live to Connect With Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch Players

In addition, by allowing developers to add Xbox Live support for Android and iOS, those who play Xbox games on those platforms will be able to carry on their phone information like their list of friends, gaming accomplishments, clubs they belong to and more.

Microsoft has telegraphed plans to bring support for its Xbox Live service to non-Xbox devices, including smartphones, tablets, and the Nintendo Switch, as part of an effort to promote cross-platform gaming.

Currently, certain Microsoft titles, Minecraft for example, allows you to sign in on mobile devices and Nintendo Switch using an Xbox Live account.

"Now Xbox Live is about to get MUCH bigger", the GDC 2019 listing said.

Spotted by Windows Central, the posting on the GDC scheduling website makes it crystal clear, Xbox Live support is expanding to new devices.

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Marks fights under the moniker "Spider-Man" but hasn't stepped into the ring since last March, according to the MMA site Sherdog . Texas Prisoner Transport Services was transporting Marks along with several other prisoners when he escaped.

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But we are going to try to not let them have the possession very easy and also don't let them have the positioning better than us. And Emery heaped praise on Guardiola, who has delivered silverware at City, Bayern Munich and Barcelona in an illustrious career.

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Meanwhile, the over/under is set at 56.5 points, slightly lower than the opening line of +58 from two weeks ago. For that game, Amell wrote on Facebook that "Super Bowl Prediction: Seattle Seahawks 24 Denver Broncos 10".

As it stands, players using the most updated version of Minecraft on PC can freely join games hosted by other platforms, and have their purchases and history carry over to any supported version, in a similar way to how Fortnite now does it.

It's a odd and wonderful new video game industry we find ourselves in 2019.

Xbox Live already had this cross-platform function in a limited way, as Minecraft players on Switch, iOS and Android players have to log into the service in order to play the game.

This will break down barriers for developers that want their communities to mingle more freely across platforms.

Saying that's a significant expansion of Xbox Live would be an understatement. Combined with PlayFab gaming services, this means less work for game developers and more time to focus on making games fun. Apple has even gone so far as to kill off the app for its Game Center service, and while Google's Play Games Services is still kicking, I find there aren't that many devs out there that actually take advantage of some of its more prominent features, such as cloud saving.

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