Thomas Mackie06 Feb 2019 AT 03:27 PM

Xbox Live is coming to Nintendo Switch and iPhone

Exciting news for gaming fans...
Thomas Mackie06 Feb 2019 AT 03:27 PM
Xbox Live is coming to Nintendo Switch and iPhone

Microsoft is planning to expand Xbox Live to Nintendo Switch, Android, and iOS. It's about time.

The latest move will make the service available to more than two billion devices worldwide.

The move was teased in the description for an upcoming session at GDC in March which is titled “Xbox Live: Growing & Engaging Your Gaming Community Across iOS, Android, Switch, Xbox, and PC.”

During the event, Microsoft is set to explain how it will expand the service.

The preview says: "Xbox Live is about to get MUCH bigger.

"Xbox Live is expanding from 400m gaming devices and a reach to over 68m active players to over 2bn devices with the release of our new cross-platform XDK.

"Get a first look at the SDK to enable game developers to connect players between iOS, Android, and Switch in addition to Xbox and any game in the Microsoft Store on Windows PCs."

You can already sign in to your Xbox Live account on Switch or mobile devices through certain cross-platform games such as Fortnite and Minecraft.

But this latest development will see things like achievements, game history, and friends brought to non-Microsoft platforms for the first time ever.

It's going to be big news when it happens.

But unfortunately, that doesn't mean that your Xbox games will play on your Nintendo Switch. So banish those thoughts for now.

We can't wait for the changes to come into force.

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