With the new SDK, developers will be able to leverage Xbox's trusted game identity, cross-platform integration, achievements, and other services that the company hopes will entice mobile game developers to use its platform. While that future is still a while off, they took a big step today by announcing plans to bring Xbox Live services to iOS and Android.
Microsoft Brings its Xbox Live Network to iOS and Android
These announcements are all part of Microsoft's mission to make Azure the "cloud of choice" for game developers around the globe, Azure Corporate Vice President Julia White said. Microsoft's own Minecraft supports cross-play between Xbox One, Switch and PC players, as does the popular multiplayer game Rocket League.
Microsoft has been pretty clear about its intentions to turn Xbox into more of a platform than a standalone console. None of these services is new on their own, but bringing them together under Game Stack is created to make it easier for developers to find and use Microsoft's tools. They'll also be able to do it through a single-sign on to a Microsoft account, and build in safety features, such as blocking, muting, and account permissions-all features found in games already part of the subscription-based gaming network.
"We believe so strongly in community, and Xbox Live really being at the heart of our gaming community", said Choudhry in a media briefing (via The Verge). "Really uniting all those communities together with a consistent singular experience for those gamers".
"If you've watched us for the past few years, we've taken a very inclusive approach". "But we don't have any specific announcements as it relates to Switch today".
The Sussexes get their own court as William and Harry split
Sara Latham, an American who is now managing partner at Freuds PR agency, was named as the duke's new communications chief. Meghan Markle sure is taking her Royal responsibilities seriously, the Duchess reportedly held a secret meeting with Dr.
As of now, I am not too optimistic of game developers rushing to integrate Xbox Live in their iOS games.
Defeated Novak Djokovic will regroup at the double
He will play 19-year-old Canadian Denis Shapovalov , the 24th seed who beat 10th seeded Croatian Marin Cilic 6-4, 6-2. The Serb, who now holds three of the four Grand Slam titles, was beaten 6-4 6-4 by the German world number 39.
India in talks with US over sanctions waiver
Iran has been in discussions with South Korea to purchase several new super tankers, but the talks have gone nowhere as of yet. The global oil market is looking for signs that Washington may extend sanctions waivers for Iran's key customers in early May.
Sen. Cory Booker, Rosario Dawson are officially dating
While he kept secret his boo's name at the time, he did say she would make a good first lady. "He's an unbelievable human being". Dawson commented on the paparazzo's eagerness to get the inside scoop and then replied that she has no clue.