Sony usually has the upper hand when it comes to the PS4 vs Xbox One competition but now, Microsoft has been making some big moves. Microsoft announced this week that its Xbox Live network is going to be made available for iOS and Android devices. Microsoft is launching a new software development tool or SDK for short that makes it possible for developers to create fun Xbox apps that will run on iOS and Android devices.
Xbox Live for iOS and Android
Microsoft might not have the best exclusive games like Sony does, but no one can deny the fact that Microsoft isn’t doing all in its power to make up for that. The tech giant recently hosted an Xbox video broadcast where it announced that the Xbox Live network will be integrated to Android and iOS devices in order to allow developers to create apps such as Xbox Gamerscore, achievements, friends list, clubs and much more.
Expanding the Community
Microsoft’s main goal is to expand the Xbox community and this is why it decided to integrate the Xbox Live network to iOS and Android devices. “We believe strongly in community, and Xbox Live really being at the heart of our gaming community. If you watch what we’ve done, especially with Minecraft, over the past few years we’ve taken Xbox Live to as many platforms as Minecraft is on as possible. Really uniting all those communities together with a consistent singular experience for those gamers,” said Kareem Choudhry.
Minecraft Has Been Added to Game Pass
We should mention that Microsoft has added Minecraft to the Game Pass subscription service. For those who aren’t familiar with Game Pass, this subscription service costs $9.99 per month and it gives players access to more than 100 games. In addition, the first month of Game Pass is free.