Microsoft launches SmartGlass SDK for Xbox developers
Companion apps, assemble!
Microsoft has dropped an Xbox SmartGlass software development kit (or SDK, as people in the biz-niz call it) ahead of the tech’s official launch later this year, presumably so that there’s actually something to show for it when it does.
First announced at E3 earlier this month, Xbox SmartGlass is a new platform for creating additional companion game content that runs on mobile devices. It’s basically like the Wii U’s touchscreen controller, except you don’t have to pay for a Wii U touchscreen controller and can simply use your phone or tablet instead. Nintendo must be so mad.
Microsoft has also confirmed that all its future first-party titles will support SmartGlass.