Microsoft Xbox Live Nintendo Switch
Playing games between the Xbox, Nintendo Switch, iOS and Android players may soon expand beyond “Fortnite,” “Minecraft” and “Rocket League,” as Microsoft plans to release a new cross-platform developer kit that will bring its Xbox Live functionality from 400 million gaming devices and over 68 million active players to “over 2B devices.” The company is “looking to plan a multi-platform strategy that brings the most active, engaged players into a community where they can watch, buy, play, pause, and continue their games from one device to the next on top of the most reliable social and multiplayer network in the world.” Read more for a video and additional information.

“Unlike iOS and Android, Nintendo runs a more closed platform, with stricter controls over what apps and games are available. Beyond Hulu and YouTube, the Switch lacks most seemingly standard streaming apps such as Amazon Prime Video and Netflix. If Microsoft is going to be expanding to the Switch, it likely will be doing so with Nintendo’s blessings,” according to USA Today.


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