At GDC 2019 (Game Developers Conference), Microsoft appears poised to debut a new SDK that will aim to streamline cross-platform gaming development, helping to expand the platform’s reach to Android, iOS, and Nintendo Switch. The new SDK is believed to provide access to Xbox achievements, friends list, clubs, and more.
At the conference, which will take place from March 18-22 in San Francisco, Microsoft is planning to provide more information on their plans for expansion of the company’s existing live gaming platform:
Now Xbox Live is about to get MUCH bigger. Xbox Live is expanding from 400M gaming devices and a reach to over 68M active players to over 2B devices with the release of our new cross-platform XDK.
Get a first look at the SDK to enable game developers to connect players between iOS, Android, and Switch in addition to Xbox and any game in the Microsoft Store on Windows PCs.
This post will be updated as more information is provided.