Website The Verge is reporting that a source close to Microsoft’s dealings has revealed to them that the company is readying to move the popular Xbox LIVE service onto iOS and Android devices. Currently, Xbox LIVE is only available on Xbox consoles, Windows Phones and Windows 8. While there are already “My Xbox LIVE” apps for, example, Android phones, they’re limited in functionality and really only allow you to view your profile.
According to the source, Microsoft is building an open-source version of Xbox LIVE that will be scalable across a multitude of non-Microsoft hardware. With that in place, users will be able to log in with their existing Xbox LIVE Gamertag in order to earn Achievements, interact with friends and play online games – possibly even cross-platform online games.