Xbox and PC games to find their way to iOS and Android devices beginning this year

Xbox and PC games to find their way to iOS and Android devices beginning this year
The console and computer games tied to Microsoft’s Xbox and Windows-based computers will soon be available for the iPhone and Android platforms later this year.  This is according to sources familiar with a licensing deal that was struck between Microsoft and Japanese smartphone game maker Klab, Inc.

The deal will allow Klab to develop Microsoft’s computer games so they can be offered on iOS devices in iTunes and Android devices in Google Play.

The first game to make its debut this year under the arrangement will be “Age of the Empires” which is expected to be free to play.  While Windows Phone has access to a whole bunch of Xbox games, the selection of similar titles is comparatively limited. If this deal between Microsoft and Klab is in place, the gaming landscape for iOS and Android will begin to look quite different in the near future.

The story itself is still developing, so as we read more about it, we will pass along the details to you.

source: Reuters

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31 Comments

1. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

I want to play Skyrim on my phone.

3. hms2407

Posts: 94; Member since: Apr 25, 2013

and i want battle field 4

15. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

I want gta v and project blackout

26. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

hold your horses guys. Even Snap 800 or the mighty Tegra 4 can't yet play such high def games in the usual manner they're played on Pc. I'm pretty sure Klab will make a toned down version for mobile devices

27. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Duh! Were people actually expecting full console games on mobile devices?!

30. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Did you ever expect that we would be able to play gta 3 on our phones nowadays 10 years ago ? I suppose no,

2. taikucing unregistered

bye bye WP...

4. ZeroCide

Posts: 813; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

It still has HALO

9. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

A top down Gun Bros style Halo.

13. hms2407

Posts: 94; Member since: Apr 25, 2013

50% will be unsupported

32. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

gun bros is full of bugs bugs and more bugs :(

5. papss unregistered

I can't imagine playing a console game on my touch screen. I would much rather use my Xbox controller

10. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

You can. I mean if you look into how to do it, there are connectors or rooting that allows for X-Box/PS3, or Wii controllers to be used on android phones/tablets.

6. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Xbox ONE is going too loose this next generation anyway. No one wants RESTRICTIONS or can't play used games

8. Maxwell.R

Posts: 218; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

Microsoft changed their mind on that issue. Just a heads up.

11. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Yep they obviously realized they could not get away with that nonsense and removed all the restrictions. Still has left a bad taste in many people's mouths tho.

14. Maxwell.R

Posts: 218; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

True, though I understand the problem. The second hand gaming puts a lot of pressure on developers and these high-end games are not cheap to build. If people get fed up enough with the $60+ new game prices, DRM will have to be part of the picture. That, along with ensuring developers build truly solid games that people want to keep (none that three hour campaign stuff-and-done).

16. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Very true, if Skyrim was 80-100 dollars I would have still bought it in a heart beat. Games like that are worth every penny, I still play Morrowind and Oblivion all the time even after years later.

31. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Still forcing people to buy kinect otherwise it won't work, They should have given people choice

17. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

It's too late plus its 499$ still have too check in 24yrs and THEY DON'T SUPPORT USED GAMES PERIOD. and u can't even remove the stupid hard drive have too be online while playing which SUXS

19. SpamInACan

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 24, 2013

24hr check in has been removed, you don't need to be online to play games and you can play used games now. They did a 180 degree turn on it all, pretty much.

21. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

You still need to go online the first time to activate the console and seems there will be a day one update. Also, the console won't work without turning on the kinect. Oh and also mandatory game installs to the hard drive. They really can't hide what it is even if they turn 180 degree or whatever degree.

22. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Oh all you people on the internet who have a weird problem with the internet.

29. Malique001

Posts: 58; Member since: Jun 08, 2012

Lose in terms of what? Sales? The XB1 surpassed the PS4 in pre-orders since last week.

12. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

It'd be silly not to offer the same on WP.

20. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

I want forza 5. Bring it on.

23. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i'm not sure what games from these platforms i'd want to play on my phone...Catherine, TF2, Portal...i dunno. i guess it'll be up to these guys to show me.

24. DibelDibil

Posts: 27; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

will that mean that they will port halo spartan assault to iOS and GPlay?

25. shadow25

Posts: 5; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

I think it would B great,but wait....................if its true no one would buy XBOX and most of the people would buy smartphones.I think there are 2 possibility.......1.Its the end of XBOX or maybe PS3............2.Games might have unbelievable prices!!!!!!!!

28. Stayfly2407

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 15, 2011

better make sure you have a quad core phone otherwise you aren't playing jack. Lol

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