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Report: Microsoft to bring Xbox Live to Android and iOS

Microsoft plans to extend Xbox Live to multiple platforms, including Android and iOS, The Verge reports, citing sources "familiar with Microsoft's plans."

According to The Verge, a since removed Microsoft job posting outlined the company's plans to create a multi-platform "framework" for developers.

"We will create a modern framework that is open-source, lightweight, extensible and scalable across various platforms including Windows Store, Windows Phone, iOS, and Android," the job posting read.

Reached for comment, a Microsoft spokesperson said that the company is "always looking for talented people to innovate now and in the future. We don't have any further comment on this or any other job posting."

Though bigger than any previous initiative, it would not be the first time that Microsoft brought elements of Xbox Live to non-Microsoft platforms. Microsoft offers its Xbox Live-integrated SmartGlass app with Xbox 360 and Xbox One support for Android, iOS, Windows Phone and Windows PC. In late 2012, Microsoft released an iOS word puzzle game called Wordament, which allowed players to earn Xbox Achievements and granted them access to their Xbox friends list.

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