Earlier this month we brought you the news that Microsoft were looking for a new developer to help bring Xbox Live to other platforms. Now the possibility of Xbox Live support for Android and iOS devices increases after comments by a Microsoft spokesman.
Microsoft has been enjoying some strong sales of the Xbox 360 especially last year when it was the highest selling console. The device has achieved sales of over 66 million since it was first launched, with the Kinect also selling strongly with 18 million units shipped.
The company also receives a large amount of revenue from its Xbox Live service, but currently Xbox Live games are only compatible with the Windows Phone platform. It now seems though that Microsoft is looking to change this soon.
According to Forbes a spokesman from the company has stated that while Xbox Live experiences may work better on the Windows platform, “we understand that some Xbox fans may be using other types of devices”. In consideration of this the company is “working to extend a few of our Xbox experiences and titles to other platforms”.
Android and iOS are by far the two biggest mobile platforms currently available so it would make perfect sense for Microsoft to bring something to them first. The company already has the Xbox Live iOS application available that allows some minor messaging on devices, which has already seen quite a few users downloading it.
This news comes shortly after we told you about the possible plans by Microsoft to phase out the Xbox Live points system. Would you like to see full Xbox Live support come to Android and iOS?