Microsoft hopes that the push could help it win back developers that have moved on to designing new titles for platforms other than Microsoft’s platforms. This has become a serious issue for the company and it needs to court small independent developers by revising their approach and trying to work with them.
The Xbox Live service could apply to each and every platform as a way to universally track achievements, connect with friends, and maybe even be able to connect to play cross-platform titles at some point in the future.
There is no time table to yet on when this might be released, but since Microsoft already has the Smart Glass application on both iOS and Android, making the jump to get to the next level, might not be as far as one might think. We will keep following this story as more details emerge.