Xbox Live Cross-Platform Play On Nintendo Switch To Expand, Microsoft Wants

Microsoft plans to debate the expansion of the Xbox Live cross-platform play on Nintendo Switch during the upcoming Game Developers Conference, which would happen between the 18th and 22nd of March. According to a recently released schedule of the event, Microsoft wants to expand the cross-platform play on Nintendo Switch to other titles besides the popular Minecraft.

Microsoft would also allow devs to preview the SDK responsible for enabling the developers to connect players across multiple platforms, with Nintendo Switch included, in any game that is currently available via Microsoft Store for Windows computers and Xbox.

“Xbox Live is one of the largest, most engaged gaming communities on the planet with decades of experience providing managed game services to developers that save you time and unlock all of the social and engagement features that players love. Now Xbox Live is about to get MUCH bigger. Xbox Live is expanding from 400M gaming devices and a reach to over 68M active players to over 2B devices with the release of our new cross-platform XDK,” reads the report on the panel.

Microsoft Wants to Expand the Xbox Live Cross-Platform Play On Nintendo Switch

“Get a first look at the SDK to enable game developers to connect players between iOS, Android, and Switch in addition to Xbox and any game in the Microsoft Store on Windows PCs,” said Microsoft in the preview of the Game Developers Conference which would take place in March.

“Xbox Live players are highly engaged and active on Xbox and PC, but now they can take their gaming achievement history, their friends list, their clubs, and more with them to almost every screen. This will break down barriers for developers that want their communities to mingle more freely across platforms. Combined with PlayFab gaming services, this means less work for game developers and more time to focus on making games fun,” the tech giant added.

In short, Microsoft would like to expand the Xbox Live cross-platform play on Nintendo Switch, and it would even offer a preview to the SDK responsible for that during the Game Developers Conference which would happen between May 18th and 22n of this year.

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