Xbox Live is an online gaming social network developed by Microsoft Corporation. The service includes an online multiplayer platform that allows players with valid Xbox Live accounts to connect and compete with each other. In addition, Xbox Live is also a digital media delivery and digital distribution channel. Users can buy games from many catalogs with Microsoft points. The service was first made available to the Xbox system in 2002. Currently, Xbox Live has more than 40 million active members. Microsoft has a plan to extend the Live service to other platforms such as handhelds , and mobile devices as part of the Live Anywhere initiative.