Achievements and Xbox Live are reportedly winging their way to non-Microsoft platforms, including Nintendo Switch and mobile devices.

Microsoft is set to debut its cross-format development initiative at GDC (via XBL) in March, which will see games on a range of platforms including Android, iOS, and Ninty's hybrid console supporting its flagship online service and various social-integrated features. 

The GDC post reads: 'Xbox Live players are highly engaged and active on Xbox and PC, but now they can take their gaming achievement history, their friends list, their clubs, and more with them to almost every screen.'

'This will break down barriers for developers that want their communities to mingle more freely across platforms. Combined with PlayFab gaming services, this means less work for game developers and more time to focus on making games fun.'

Microsoft has already planted the seeds of this feature with titles like Minecraft, which makes full use of Xbox LIve and Achievements.

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