Mobile gaming studio Gameloft will work with Microsoft to bring the latter's Xbox Live system to its mobile games. The partnership will begin with Dragon Mania Legends, Asphalt 8: Airborne, and Asphalt 9: Legends. Gameloft describes these titles as its "flagship games". Microsoft originally announced its intention to take Xbox Live cross-platform back in February.
Microsoft announced its partnership with Gameloft during the Build 2019 conference in Seattle. Gameloft says the partnership will provide gamers with "streamlined access to popular Xbox Live features and functionality newly available on mobile". Players can now earn Achievements, view their Xbox friends list, and check Leaderboard rankings in these games. The updates are expected to land in the coming year, although we don't know exactly when just yet. We also don't yet know what other Gameloft games will be compatible with Xbox Live in the future. More features and titles will be announced in the coming weeks and months.
Baudouin Corman, COO of Gameloft, says the company is "thrilled" to be partnering with Microsoft. Corman says they are always seeking to provide its community with more ways to extend their gaming experience. To Corman and Gameloft, bringing Xbox Live to mobile games is "seamlessly...bringing console, PC, and mobile together". We'll keep you posted on any further developments as they happen. If the addition of Xbox Live is successful, expect to see it popping up in far more Gameloft games in future.
Gameloft is a French mobile gaming publisher and developer, previously owned by Ubisoft but now owned by Vivendi. The company's projects include the Asphalt series, licensed titles for franchises like Spider-Man and Assassin's Creed, and Dragon Mania Legends. Recently, they partnered with poverty charity CARE for a special event within Dragon Mania Legends. The event, titled Stronger Together, raised over 186,000 euros for the organization.
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