Xbox Live games are being ported to iOS and Android
Following the release of Kinectimals on iOS, there have been some rumours that other Xbox Live games are to be ported to iOS and Android, Microsoft have now officially announced that the rumours are true. InsideMobileApps have received the following statement from a Microsoft spokesperson…
“while the Xbox Live experiences and games always work best on the Windows platform, we understand that some Xbox fans may be using other types of devices. To satisfy that need, we are working to extend a few of our Xbox experiences and titles to other platforms.”
While their decision may anger some Windows Phone users, what is clear is not ALL Xbox Live titles will be ported, there will no doubt be an exclusivity period and theres also speculation about the inclusion of achievements on the other platforms. I personally didn’t buy my Windows Phone JUST for Xbox Live but it was a consideration in my decision.
Has Microsoft just shot itself in the foot? or have they widened their games to a larger audience? Will sales of Windows Phones be affected if they offer achievements on all platforms? What do you think?