The popularity of iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch has witnessed a drastic increase over the years. Various game makers that so far made on PC Versions, Xbox and Playstation versions of their games, are now creating and releasing iOS versions of their games because people using Apple products are also a potential market. So there is nothing wrong if tech giants like Microsoft decides increase its presence in bringing iOS friendly gaming the users of iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
Microsoft has plans to bring more Xbox Live gaming to Apple’s iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, as well as Google’s Android platform.
“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.”
All of Microsoft’s current XBox efforts on iOS have received a positive response and Microsoft is not exactly a company to leave to money on the table or avoid recognition. No mention was made of when these efforts would start but there are speculations that the day is not very far.
Given that Microsoft’s Windows Phone is not as popular as iPhone, it only seems logical that Microsoft would target iOS and Android users as well.
This is not going to be Microsoft’s first involvment with iOS. Microsoft has already made a small foray on iOS with the release of My XBox Live and Kinectimals.