[Rumor] Microsoft Plans to Bring Xbox Live Games to iOS and Android

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  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief Staff Member Premium Member

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    This almost looks like a case of a company competing with itself, but in the long run will probably be a wise move on Microsoft's part. Microsoft has indirectly announced plans to bring Xbox Live Games to both iOS and Android, instead of keeping it exclusive to Windows Phone 7. Apparently, there is a job posting with Microsoft that details these exact plans. The job posting says,

    An unnamed developer for Microsoft commented on the subject,

    Interestingly, for now, Microsoft still advertises the Windows Phone 7 platform as the only one where you can get Xbox Live service; however, if they don't move into the iOS and Android markets they would basically be conceding that ground to Sony's PSN Network in the future, which is an unlikely strategic mistake on their part.

    Source: BusinessInsider
     
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    cobravnm13 Senior Member

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    This is pretty awesome. I'm excited to see Xbox Live games (possibly) coming to my Android.

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    I do like the idea of having an actual Microsoft branded XBox App...very intriguing.
     
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    Eh, I can honestly say that it doesn't sound appealing to me. Actually it is about as appealing as playing leap frog with Unicorns. I guess it is mainly because I am a PlayStation girl all the way. But I guess to some people oilut there it will be good.

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    This is just a case of Microsoft being a company that knows how to make money. Yes, they'll be competing with their own phone platform but with the significant cashflow this will bring I'm guessing they won't care.

    Xbox is one of the divisions doing great for MS, so spreading it out is just good business sense.