Okay, we get it. We’ve previously reported on a job listing for developers “to bring the latest and greatest gaming and entertainment experience to mobile platforms including Windows Phone, iOS and other mobile platforms”. And, while many of you are indeed pissed that Microsoft is bringing features previously thought to be Windows Phone 7-exclusive to other smartphone platforms, there’s the argument that extending its own services to other platforms is actually a good thing, as it raises awareness for Microsoft and brings in additional revenue. However, with those huge marketing spendings and the fate of a company relying on the success of Windows Phone, Microsoft certainly isn’t giving up in the mobile business anytime soon.
Anyway, a new report from Inside Mobile Apps has now all but confirmed Microsoft’s intentions, with a company spokesperson saying:
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.
This certainly is a valid argument, though I personally have some reservations that I will detail in a later editorial. For now, yes, it’s official: Xbox Live games are coming to iOS/Android.
Source: Inside Mobile Apps