You can also log in to Xbox Live on your Android smartphone soon. Microsoft has made it easy for game developers to add the social network to their games.
How Xbox Live Android will support
Soon you will be able to view and keep track of your achievements, scores, statistics, and friends while playing Android games. All you have to do is log in to your Xbox Live account once while gaming, just like you sign up with Google Play Services. The timing of Microsoft is remarkable because Google is holding a game event on March 19.
Microsoft has made it easier for game developers to integrate Xbox Live into their game. Previously, the service was only available on Xbox consoles and the PC, but now Microsoft is spreading its wings. The company hopes to bring its social gaming platform to as many devices as possible in this way. Whether game developers will respond to this wish is, of course, the question.
It looks a bit like the way Minecraft has grown in recent years. At first, the popular game was only available on the computer, but soon versions for the popular consoles followed. It was always possible to keep track of your performance by logging in to Xbox Live.
xCloud: Netflix for games
The new announcement is part of Microsoft’s mission to become the largest player in the gaming industry. The company has developed Microsoft Game Stack, with which developers can create, release and manage games.
Also, xCloud is coming, a service to stream with video games. You do not install the games on your console or Android smartphone but stream via the Internet. All you need is a fast connection.
This week xCloud was shown to the general public and Microsoft promises to release the service soon. At launch, you can play free trial versions of popular games, such as the aforementioned Minecraft. A release date is not yet known.