Microsoft is working to make the Xbox Live functionality cross-platform, according to a report on The Verge Microsoft is going big way soon on bringing the Xbox Live to competing mobile platforms. Till now Xbox Live is used in either Xbox consoles or Windows related devices, but if the report is true then this is the first time Microsoft is thinking to bring Xbox Live to more mobile platforms. The Verge cites a Microsoft’s job posting that gives some idea on how Microsoft is going forward.
“We will create a modern framework that is open-source, lightweight, extensible and scalable across various platforms including Windows Store, Windows Phone, iOS, and Android,” reads the job listing, that listing has been removed now. But the idea is that Xbox Live allows users to collect game achievements, manage friends lists and do more on all mobile platforms. Microsoft is clearly trying to win back game developers from other competing platforms. ““New Devices and Gaming” is looking for passionate and experienced developers to join us. Your contribution will have direct impact on how we win back our game developers from our competitors.”
Xbox Live with cross-platform functionality will allow gamers to earn achievements, manage friend list and more through a single service across mobile devices. This kind of functionality is already provided by Google Play Services on Android and Apple’s Game Center on iOS. There are not many details about the service and expected launch time, we will let you know if anything comes out in the mean time.