Activision announced their ‘Activiate‘ feature months ago which would allow for people to ‘become friends’ and play with one-another on their mobile games like Skylanders Cloud Patrol and Skylanders Lost Islands.  This week their iOS game Skylanders Lost Islands received an update which now features ‘Activate’ — what does this mean?  It means that Skylanders fans around the world can now link up and play games together on their iOS devices — a first for this high-selling franchise.

In the past the only way to connect one Skylander fan to another was from local co-op (on the console) or by playing together in the browser-based game.  So far the iOS features seem to be at a minimum allowing you to investigate someone else’s Skylanders Lost Islands game and send/receive gifts from them.  In the future we hope to see more advanced technology at work – maybe even the ability to compete in a game of Sky Stones across your favorite iOS device!