Microsoft wants to bring the Xbox Live experience to two billion gamers around the world, so they’re launching a new developer’s kit that will make it easy for game makers to integrate some of the key Xbox Live features into mobile games.

The Xbox Live developers kit will allow game makers to select features they want to integrate into their games, including friend lists, club membership, and hero stats. They’ll also be able to do it through a single-sign on to a Microsoft account, and build in safety features, such as blocking, muting, and account permissions–all features found in games already part of the subscription-based gaming network.

The new initiative, called Game Stack, “brings together all of our game-development platforms, tools, and services–such as Azure, PlayFab, DirectX, Visual Studio, Xbox Live, App Center, and Havok–into a robust ecosystem that any game developer can use. The goal of Game Stack is to help you easily discover the tools and services you need to create and operate your game,” Kareem Choudhry, Microsoft’s head of gaming, said in a blog post.

Developers can also choose from tools, such as PlayFab Matchmaking, which pairs people up people in multiplayer games, and is now …read more

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