Microsoft Planning Xbox Live For Mobile And Switch

Exciting plans are afoot.

Xbox Live
Credit: official Windows blog

Microsoft are looking to implement an additional level of support for Xbox Live, as they’re planning on revealing Xbox Live for the Nintendo Switch and mobile at next month’s GDC 2019. The Nintendo Switch and mobile platforms already have support for Xbox Live with Minecraft, but this reveal promises to add support for your Xbox friends list, achievements, clubs and more for non-Xbox and PC platforms for the first time. The potential of being able to earn Xbox achievements while playing on the Switch is definitely exciting.

Microsoft’s official description for their GDC 2019 event is as follows: “Xbox Live is expanding from 400M gaming devices and a reach to over 68M active players to over 2B devices with the release of our new cross-platform XDK. Get a first look at the SDK to enable game developers to connect players between iOS, Android, and Switch in addition to Xbox and any game in the Microsoft Store on Windows PCs.”

The Xbox team has made leaps and bounds over the past year breaking down the barriers between different platforms, allowing for cross play with even PlayStation, though their plans at GDC obviously don’t concern Sony’s console. Still, we’re incredibly excited to see what Microsoft have in store for the world next month.

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