Xbox Live may be headed to Android

January 6, 2012
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For the million and millions of Xbox gamers that have been hoping our Android devices would get the same pleasure that Windows Phone has -- that time could possibly be on the way. While iOS has an xbox type application the entire Microsoft Xbox Live mobile gaming system isn't available anywhere other than WP7. A recent job posting from Microsoft might have revealed their plans.

As reported by liveside, over on Microsoft Careers is a new job posting looking for 2 years experience with software development. Preferably mobile development and it even mentions “Experience of Windows Phone, iOS, or Android development is a big plus”.

It doesn't really surprise me that Micro$oft would want to bring their features to Android -- after all it is the number one mobile OS and is growing every day. They are already making bank from all the patent and lawsuits they've settled, might as well get some from the Xbox side of things too. As much as I'm not a fan of Microsoft as of late this would be a great move and I'd love to have Xbox Live mobile gaming on my Android phones and tablets.

It appears that Microsoft is planning to bring Xbox Live experiences to other platforms, including location based gaming, social networking, and avatars -- much like we currently see on Xbox Live. Why they'd bring one of Windows Phone 7's best and exclusive features to other platforms beats me, but we'll take it. Part of the job description mentions team members will "have the luxury to work with all sorts of mobile devices to create the official Xbox LIVE mobile experiences." So It seems they'll be going after all major platforms.

Hopefully we'll hear more on this from Microsoft but in the meantime does anyone want to apply?

[via Businessinsider]


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  • http://twitter.com/DanielBobke Daniel Bobke

    How does a job posting from Microsoft asking for mobile development experience in Windows Phone, iOS, or Android turn into “XBOX Live is possibly to coming to Android”? Please navigate that humongous leap of logic for me…

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      Hey Daniel.. after looking at the job posting you can see this:

      “As the
      team inside IEB (Interactive Entertainment Business) dedicated to mobile
      experiences, we work closely with console software team and Xbox LIVE
      services team to bring the latest and greatest gaming and entertainment
      experience to mobile platforms including Windows Phone, iOS and other
      mobile platforms.”

      WP, iOS, and other mobile platforms. It doesn’t say Android specifically there but who else would it be? Blackberry? haha yea right

  • S4bones

    “making bank”??? From my understanding microsoft makes more on android than google does…

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

       i meant it that way as in “they are making bank” as in lots of $$$$$

    • DoinYourMom

      Might want to Google phrases before making yourself look like an idiot. Might help, but doubtful.

  • Anonymous

    What a load of rubbish, as if microkia is going to hand out xbox live to their main competitors for free??