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 is bringing Xbox Live to mobile games on 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".
Chicago Bulls: Impact Andre Ingram Lakers return brings
Later, he took advantage of a three-man breakaway with a spinning, off-the-glass alley-oop thanks to an assist from Josh Hart . The Bulls outscored the Lakers 11-1 after he checked out in the first quarter to lead 34-16 at the end of the period.
As of now, I am not too optimistic of game developers rushing to integrate Xbox Live in their iOS games.
Steam Link Anywhere lets you stream games from, well, anywhere
For those playing games instead of making them, Steam Link is now officially usable outside of home networks, albeit in open beta. It should be added that iOS users are now out of luck, as Apple keep rejecting Valve's attempts to get the app on the App Store.
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.
2 mosque shootings reported in New Zealand
Over the course of five minutes, he repeatedly shoots worshippers, leaving well over a dozen bodies in one room alone. Police advised people in the centre of the city to stay indoors. "Police is now at a number of scenes", police said.
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.