Microsoft acquires PlayFab, announces support for XBox live support for iOS and Android.
There has been quite a bit of rumor going around Microsoft’s plan for expansion, including in Gaming which that comes to no surprise to gamers and the fans of Microsoft. Even with their Xbox Live and Game Pass features, now it looks like the process has begun with their announcement with the cross-platform software dev kit that will essentially bring all Xbox Live to games that are running on the iOS and Android devices. With their eyes set on PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo Switch, welcome to the Microsoft Game Stack!
“We believe so strongly in community, and Xbox Live really being at the heart of our gaming community, If you watch what we’ve done, especially with Minecraft, over the past few years we’ve taken Xbox Live to as many platforms as Minecraft is on as possible. Really uniting all those communities together with a consistent singular experience for those gamers.”Kareem Choudhry, Microsoft’s gaming cloud chief
It’s a similar tactic the tean used for the popular video game Minecraft, Microsoft continues to grow and expand beyond consoles and into other areas with an untapped audience. They want to integrate this into the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, but they aren’t pushing forward at this time.
If you want to read more about Microsoft’s acquisition of PlayFab, head over to their Blog.