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Microsoft might bring some of the Xbox Live mobile goodness to Android and iOS

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Microsoft might bring some of the Xbox Live mobile goodness to Android and iOS
Xbox Live integration is one of the huge selling points of Microsoft's Windows Phone, and with the valid right to be so - it integrates with your Xbox 360 experience, and encompasses or will include TV, video streaming, music and social networking.

With all these under the big roof of its gaming division, which brought us success stories like the Kinect, it is no wonder that Microsoft is looking to bring the Xbox experience to more popular mobile platforms as well, and spread the word.

It's a bit tricky, though, since a full-blown port would cannibalize on one of Windows Phone's competitive advantages, while the lack of the Xbox Live experience would hurt name recognition and Xbox 360 owners who would sport other than WP devices. Microsoft has eventually decided to give it a shot by offering some, but not all, of the Xbox Live functionality, similar to what it did with My Xbox Live for iOS, and its much richer Xbox Companion app for Windows Phone:

While the Xbox Live experiences and games always work best on the Windows platform, we understand that some Xbox fans may be using other types of devices. To satisfy that need, we are working to extend a few of our Xbox experiences and titles to other platforms.

There you have it, directly from a Microsoft spokesman. Hopefully this means that we'll finally see some of the Xbox Live functionality and games officially in the Android Market.

source: Forbes

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posted on 26 Jan 2012, 05:47 2

1. hotspot (Posts: 7; Member since: 25 Jan 2012)


killing itself

posted on 26 Jan 2012, 06:01 3

4. protozeloz (Posts: 5379; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Not at all. They will sell things to Android and ios users that remain loyal to their OS's and show others stuff fro. Wp that will make people consider it in a near future

posted on 26 Jan 2012, 05:48 2

2. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Wise decision from them, a way to preserve and reach xbox live users keeping updated friends and achievements.

posted on 26 Jan 2012, 05:56

3. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Xbox Live is Huge Selling Point only if = You have an Xbox Live account with an Xbox 360. Yes you can play some Xbox Live Games on Windows Phone, but big games like Call of Duty, Gears of War, Halo Reach with online multiplayer need an Xbox 360 processing power.
We cannot assume that all Windows Phone owners have an Xbox 360/Xbox Live, some may even have a PS3 or Wii. Others are heavy pc gamer (Battlefield 3).

posted on 28 Jan 2012, 00:07

8. Forsaken77 (Posts: 552; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)


I don't actually think you can play any 360 games, nevermind full disc-based games lol. Arcade games would be the only thing possible on the phone, but I don't even think that's an option. I think it's just more about seeing your friends list and who's online and what they're playing, sending gaming invites, and messaging your Xbox Live friends from your phone.

Btw... yes, it's only a huge selling point to those with Xbox Live but that's kinda the point and it's an added incentive to go with all Microsoft products so you can unify your entire media experience under one roof. Microsoft is just making the 360's online footprint bigger by letting iOS/Android users take part from their phones. Make no mistake... this is an Xbox 360 feature, not a WP feature.

posted on 28 Jan 2012, 00:31

9. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5638; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


My Xbox Live is already available on iOS so yes, i believe they are talking about Arcade Games similar to what's available on WP7+ now.

posted on 26 Jan 2012, 07:18

5. tuminatr (Posts: 687; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)


Microsoft here is my advice Make a mobile version of Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint, basically microsoft office for Iphone, Android, and Blackberry sell it for like $9.99 to 14.99 and watch the money roll in

posted on 26 Jan 2012, 07:34

6. ChiX017 (Posts: 308; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


@tuminatr don't u think they would hav tried that out already??

posted on 26 Jan 2012, 09:55 1

7. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5638; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


I WANT IT! PUT IT ON MY PHONE NAO! XO

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