Microsoft to bring Xbox Live cross-functionality on iOS, Android games

Washington, Mar. 04: Microsoft has reportedly announced plans to bring its Xbox Live service to iOS and Android games, allowing for cross-functionality of the popular social gaming service.

The Microsoft Xbox Live hub had been restricted to Xbox consoles and Windows Phones until now, but the new plans would see it soon on iPhones and Android handsets.

According to Cnet, in a recent Microsoft job listing, the company hinted that they would create a modern framework that is open-source, lightweight, extensible and scalable across various platforms including Windows Store, Windows Phone, iOS, and Android.

Microsoft later acknowledged the plans as part of a larger effort to use Xbox Live to reinvigorate social gaming on mobile, which is currently hampered by locked-in, platform-specific networks like Apple’s Game Center. (ANI)