Wednesday, 20 March, 2019

Microsoft Brings its Xbox Live Network to iOS and Android

Microsoft officially reveals Xbox Live for Android and iOS, but not Nintendo Switch Microsoft's Bringing Xbox Live to Android and iOS
Sandy Mccarthy | 15 March, 2019, 05:26

Microsoft has also said that it is open to the idea of bringing Xbox Live support to Nintendo Switch and Sony PlayStation 4, although the latter sounds quite unlikely.

Now, with the launch of Microsoft Game Stack, developers will be able to implement things like Xbox Live logins and social services in their mobile games.

Fitting with the company's overall push to make its apps and services work across a variety of platforms, including rival offerings, Microsoft Game Stack will work for developers building games for any type of device, as well as other cloud platforms.

Using Xbox Live will provide several benefits for game developers.

With this move, Xbox Live is the only service that is available to developers on mobile as well as console.

Tesla Model Y: 'Coupe' crossover teased one last time
Tesla has released the first image of its upcoming Model Y that reveals the full profile of the vehicle, but not much else. Tesla has previously revealed only shaded computer renderings of the Model Y.

At the start of last month, Microsoft revealed they'd be bringing Project xCloud to the Game Developers Conference (GDC) this month. According to The Verge, developers will have access to a variety of features, including " achievements, Gamerscore, hero stats, friend lists, clubs, and even some family settings".

"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", Microsoft's Kareem Choudhry told The Verge.

Microsoft is doubling down on gaming inside its cloud division, bringing together several developer tools and services under one umbrella and introducing new capabilities from a key acquisition made previous year.

For more than a decade, when you think about Xbox Live, you are likely thinking of a black box that sits in your living room that connects to an online service. At the moment, however, there's no sign of Xbox Live for Switch as yet. Today we got the official announcement. but Nintendo Switch support is mysteriously missing.

Recommended

  • Sen. Cory Booker, Rosario Dawson are officially dating

    The last president to win the Oval Office a bachelor was James Buchanan in 1856. Booker had previously confirmed he had a girlfriend but was mum on her name.
    Beto O'Rourke announces that he is running for president in 2020

    Beto O'Rourke announces that he is running for president in 2020

    Should he dive in on Thursday, he will be entering a crowded pool of Democrats seeking to oust Republican President Donald Trump . His track record during six years in the US House of Representatives is thin.
    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang double helps Arsenal reach last eight

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang double helps Arsenal reach last eight

    He opened the scoring after a cutback from Aaron Ramsey in the opening five minutes to get Arsenal off to a flawless start. The Gunners need to overturn a 3-1 deficit from the first leg in France, if they seek to progress to the next round.
  • EU's Verhofstadt: EU must increase pressure on Britain over Brexit

    EU's Verhofstadt: EU must increase pressure on Britain over Brexit

    After the votes, however, opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn addressed the House, reiterating his support for another referendum. And anti-Brexit campaigners haven't abandoned the idea of a new referendum on remaining in the EU.

    Patriots sign free agent WR Bruce Ellington to one-year contract

    He also spent time with San Francisco, and in his four seasons he amassed 79 catches for 769 yards and five touchdowns. Ellington, 27, helps fill out a depth chart at receiver that includes Julian Edelman, Dorsett, and Braxton Berrios.
    Toyota investing $750M at 5 USA  plants, including Kentucky, creating 600 jobs

    Toyota investing $750M at 5 USA plants, including Kentucky, creating 600 jobs

    Toyota now manufactures the Camry, Avalon, Lexus ES 350, Camry hybrid and Avalon hybrid at the Georgetown facility. Toyota's total West Virginia investment represents $1.4 billion and 1,600 jobs, according to Manchin's office.
  • Kelowna flights impacted by grounding of Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes

    Kelowna flights impacted by grounding of Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes

    The FAA said on Wednesday a software upgrade being worked on following the Lion Air crash would take months to complete. It could also look at Grant County International Airport in central Washington, where Boeing regularly tests aircraft.
    'One Day at a Time' canceled after 3 seasons by Netflix

    'One Day at a Time' canceled after 3 seasons by Netflix

    Netflix has announced that after three seasons it has chose to cancel the critically acclaimed sitcom One Day at a Time . Meanwhile, all 3 seasons of " One Day at a Time " are available to stream now on Netflix.
    Sandy Hook victims' families can proceed with their case against gun manufacturer

    Sandy Hook victims' families can proceed with their case against gun manufacturer

    But what makes the suit particularly noteworthy is whom it targets: Remington Outdoor Co., the maker of the rifle that was used in the tragic shooting.
  • Johnson & Johnson to pay $42m in baby powder cancer payout

    Johnson & Johnson to pay $42m in baby powder cancer payout

    Leavitt's trial originally included Johnson & Johnson talc supplier, Imerys Talc America, a unit of Imerys SE, as a co-defendant. Recent cases have focused on talc's link to mesothelioma, but many additional cases allege the powder has caused ovarian cancer.
    64 flu-related child deaths so far this season — CDC

    64 flu-related child deaths so far this season — CDC

    This can include complications such as pneumonia, which can require hospitalization-and sometimes results in death. The dominant influenza strain this season has been H1N1, but H3 viruses have been circulating in the Southeast.
    115 killed so far by floods in SA, Mozambique, Malawi

    115 killed so far by floods in SA, Mozambique, Malawi

    The Government and partners are providing assistance to affected people. "Disaster teams and officials are assessing the damage". It is calling for a devastating 10- to 14-foot storm surge, with destructive waves and surf that could propel water even higher.

Bangladesh cricket team escapes unscathed; shooter is still active, claim reports Bangladesh cricket team escapes unscathed; shooter is still active, claim reports Mark Nichols told the Herald he heard about five gunshots and that a Friday prayer goer returned fire with a rifle or shotgun. I think they want to go back home as soon as possible. "When I heard that there is a shooting - the sound whats coming".

Slack Is Testing out a Dark Mode to iOS and Android Users Slack Is Testing out a Dark Mode to iOS and Android Users As noted above, the feature is now limited to just the beta users. 9to5Mac also reveals how to enable it for yourself. You'll see there's another option , Use my Windows mode , which follows whatever the current Windows OS setting is.

Trump fails to end 'Apprentice' contestant's defamation lawsuit Trump fails to end 'Apprentice' contestant's defamation lawsuit Trump had hurt her reputation, harmed her business and caused threats to be made against her. Mr Trump also republished on Twitter a post calling Zervos' accusations a "hoax".

Fleetwood sets hot pace with 65 at Players Championship Fleetwood sets hot pace with 65 at Players Championship He was in a greenside bunker in two shots, but took two attempts to get out of the sand, and three more to hole out. In order to adapt TPC Sawgrass to the weather conditions, the entire course was overseeded with ryegrass.

Canada’s chief health officer takes aim at misinformation in measles outbreak Canada’s chief health officer takes aim at misinformation in measles outbreak Health officials in New York City continue to report a rising measles outbreak in the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. The Canterbury DHB is working with the Ministry of Health and PHARMAC on vaccine availability for priority groups.

Democrats upset over Omar seeking primary challenger Democrats upset over Omar seeking primary challenger It is a tall task to unseat Omar, however, considering only two House members from Minnesota have ever lost primaries. Ocasio-Cortez had only a narrow victory over her Democratic opponent in her NY district's primary, and Rep.

Amal Clooney steals spotlight in draped gown for dinner with Prince Charles Amal Clooney steals spotlight in draped gown for dinner with Prince Charles They were joined by actors Chiwetel Ejiofor , Luke Evans , Tamsin Egerton , Josh Hartnett and Benedict Cumberbatch . The high-profile human rights lawyer wore a stunning white asymmetrical dress for the celeb-filled reception.

Groundbreaking Women's Tournament Added to CT Sevens Groundbreaking Women's Tournament Added to CT Sevens World Rugby said it received more than 20 expressions of interest from member unions to host the HSBC World Rugby Sevens series. The event was ranked second out of the 10 legs and was Asia's best, according to World Rugby's evaluation last month.

Here’s when Samsung’s first full-screen smartphone will arrive Here’s when Samsung’s first full-screen smartphone will arrive We know for a fact that Samsung's been mulling over the idea for a while, but rival LG beat it to the punch with the LG G8 ThinQ .

Champions League quarter-final draw Champions League quarter-final draw Barcelona have defeated Porto five times in the past, while the Portuguese side have come out victorious three times. The Reds met the Old Lady back in the group stage of this season's competition.

Facebook: two top executives to leave company Facebook: two top executives to leave company He also built Facebook's first human resources teams and oversaw the strategy for the apps that Facebook owns, Zuckerberg wrote. He was named the head of WhatsApp less than a year ago.

Gold Hits Two-week High On Safe-haven Demand Gold Hits Two-week High On Safe-haven Demand As for other precious metals, silver for May delivery was up 4.3 cents, or 0.28 percent to close at 15.456 dollars per ounce. The US central bank's rate-setting committee will issue its next policy statement following its March 19-20 meeting.

New 'Avengers: Endgame' Trailer Just Released - And It's Epic New 'Avengers: Endgame' Trailer Just Released - And It's Epic The Avengers are ready to take on the biggest threat, which the audience believes is Thanos. Along with this all-new footage came the key art for this final chapter in Marvel Phase 3.

YouTuber Olivia Jade caught up in massive Federal Bureau of Investigation college fraud scandal YouTuber Olivia Jade caught up in massive Federal Bureau of Investigation  college fraud scandal Huffman's daughter reportedly ended up with a score of 1420, which was 400 points higher than what she got on the PSAT exam. When she returned to the USA , she was arrested for her alleged involvement in the scandal along with her husband.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have officially split their royal household Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have officially split their royal household ET also recently sat down with Nicholl, where she explained that once the baby is born, we will see less of the Fab Four together. Harry and Meghan are to get their own court inside the Royal Family as they split from William and Kate in the Spring.