Microsoft to open mobile Xbox store

Alex Omenye
Alex Omenye

The CEO of Microsoft Gaming, Phil Spencer, has said the company is in discussions with partners about opening an Xbox mobile store, Bloomberg reported.

Spencer during an interview on Thursday at the CCXP comics and entertainment conference in Brazil.
The mobile store, which would compete with Apple and Google, might debut sooner rather than later because Spencer stated he doesn’t think it would be “multiple years away.”

During the interview, Spencer stated, “It’s an important part of our strategy and something we are actively working on today not only alone, but talking to other partners who’d also like to see more choice for how they can monetize on the phone,”

The recent remarks from Spencer coincide with Microsoft’s official acquisition of Activision Blizzard, despite the fact that the company has long since made its ambitions for an Xbox mobile store known to the public. It’s important to note that Activision Blizzard had intentions to introduce its own Android app store, according to previously disclosed court filings.

Since Activision Blizzard is the company behind several popular mobile games like Candy Crush and Call of Duty Mobile, Microsoft has stated in past filings that one of the main reasons it sought to acquire Activision Blizzard was to help expand its mobile gaming business.

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