Could Microsoft be about to extend the wings of its online gaming platform, Xbox Live? If a quote from a Microsoft bod given to Forbes is anything to go by, then yes.

The business site has quoted a spokesperson from the tech company as saying:

"While the Xbox Live experiences and games always work best on the Windows platform, we understand that some Xbox fans may be using other types of devices. To satisfy that need, we are working to extend a few of our Xbox experiences and titles to other platforms."

Other platforms? We think we can probably rule out the PlayStation on this one but iOS, Android and even Mac OS X fun could be on the cards here.

At present, it is only Windows Phone users who are able to get their mobile Xbox Live game-on but, with Kinectimals recently hitting iOS, as well as the My Xbox Live app, the signs are definitely looking good.

The move would certainly increase the power of the Xbox brand, but would mean a compromise on one of Windows Phone 7's unique selling points. It will be fascinating to see if this one comes to fruition....