Microsoft has been open about wanting an Xbox mobile store up for some time now and it looks like they’re getting closer to that reality. An interesting report claims that we could be getting that mobile game store next year, assuming everything here goes smoothly.
Tom Warren, editor of The Verge, went on the Iron Lords podcast and revealed some interesting details about Xbox’s future. It seems that the company will be opening a mobile store in 2024, now that they have even more IPs under their belt.
Now that Xbox has officially purchased Activision Blizzard King, they now have a good number of mobile games that can make them money. Call of Duty Mobile, Diablo Immortal, and Candy Crush are only some of the games that an Xbox mobile store can benefit from.
All of this isn’t exactly a secret, as Microsoft has been very open about wanting a presence in the mobile gaming sphere. Their biggest presence in the mobile space right now is through Xbox Cloud Gaming, as a number of titles can be streamed through these devices.
Phil Spencer is a big believer in mobile titles, as the Xbox boss said that he wants AAA games to be playable on phones and tablets. While it might sound a bit ridiculous, we’re sure some gamers would love to see Halo or Gears of War on an Xbox mobile store, even if they’re cloud versions.
Xbox might also have the iPhone 15 Pro in mind, as Apple’s new phone will be home to some ridiculously powerful titles. They actually announced that Resident Evil 4 remake and Assassin’s Creed Mirage would be playable on these phones, which sounds insane.
Should the stars end up aligning, we could see the launch of Xbox’s mobile store in 2024. Hopefully, Microsoft will end up making an announcement about this soon.