Welcome!

.NET Authors: Roger Strukhoff

Blog Feed Post

Report: Microsoft Wants to Bring Xbox Live Arcade to iOS and Android

Xbox Live Arcade

Microsoft is reportedly looking to port Xbox Live to Android and iOS, bringing its many functions to the mobile games that run on Google’s and Apple’s mobile operating systems. A recent Microsoft job posting notes ” We will create a modern framework that is open source, light-weight, extensible and scalable across various platforms including Windows Store, Windows Phone, iOS and Android.” While the job posting in question doesn’t mention Xbox Live, The Verge cites its own sources and says “Microsoft will position Xbox Live as an alternative for players to use to earn achievements, find friends, and possibly cross-platform gaming.” It makes sense that Microsoft wants Xbox Live to run on multiple platforms so it can woo developers to bring their games to its service, whether they run on Windows, Windows Phone, Android, or iOS.

Read the full story at The Next Web.

Read the original blog entry...

More Stories By Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the host of NBC Universal’s Live Digital with Shelly Palmer, a weekly half-hour television show about living and working in a digital world. He is Fox 5′s (WNYW-TV New York) Tech Expert and the host of United Stations Radio Network’s, MediaBytes, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment.