Since February, there have been a series of rumours suggesting Microsoft would be bringing its Xbox applications, subscription services, and video games to the Nintendo Switch.
While the tech giant has already been quite busy this week with the reveal of the Halo Master Chief Collection for PC and its streaming service Project xCloud, it’s now announced the new cross-platform mobile development kit, Microsoft Game Stack.
As can be seen above, this new SDK will allow developers to implement Xbox Live, Azure PlayFab, DirectX, Mixer and more on Android and iOS devices. The Microsoft Game Stack web page also makes reference to the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 (see below), but there are no “specific announcements” to share right now, according to Microsoft’s Gaming Cloud Chief Kareem Choudhry:
“Our goal is to really unite the 2 billion gamers of the world and we’re big fans of our Xbox Live community, but we don’t have any specific announcements as it relates to Switch today. If you’ve watched us for the past few years, we’ve taken a very inclusive approach. Phil [Spencer] has been very proactive on issues like crossplay, cross-progression, and uniting gamer networks, and we’re willing to partner with the industry as much as we possibly can.”
As crazy as it might sound, would you like to see Xbox Live on Nintendo Switch? What do you think about Microsoft expanding the Xbox brand? Tell us down below.