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Xbox Arcade games will be ported to Windows Phone 7

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 01 Jul 2010 17:45 User comments (6)

Xbox Arcade games will be ported to Windows Phone 7 Microsoft has confirmed today that Xbox Arcade games will be easily ported to Windows Phone 7, using the XNA framework.
Says Oded Ran, head of Consumer Marketing for Windows Phone: "There are four million Xboxes in the UK compared to 2.5 million iPhones; we're now working with developers who know how to make games, and they're able to port Xbox Arcade games to mobile phones easily."

Furthermore, Ran says: "Of course we're not talking about bringing Halo 3 to your mobile phone - users want a 42-inch LCD TV and surround sound to play games like that - but our XNA framework is a big part [of the forthcoming Windows Phone 7 launch devices]."

Ran says Microsoft wants to become a leader in mobile gaming.

Moreover, TR says the "same framework is used to create games on Windows 7 PC games, so it's entirely feasible that multi-platform gaming will play an even bigger part of the launch than previously thought."

Aiming to differentiate itself from the iPhone and Android phones, which use home screens of widgets and icons, Microsoft says it has tried to blend applications together for a more "integrated experience," allowing the OS and applications to "share information with the user in a natural and seamless fashion."

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6 user comments

11.7.2010 18:11

Adding XBL game library is actually SMART. I am shocked. Now tell me another reason why I should by this phone.

21.7.2010 23:30

There is no other reason...and if you want those same games for free, you can just get an android.


BTW...why is it that Microsoft's own publicity photos shows the phone cutting off text?

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 01 Jul 2010 @ 23:41

32.7.2010 0:11

Until controls on cell phones get better, gaming is a real pita. I'm hoping Android 2.whatever has better support for my MSI BGP100 bluetooth controller...

42.7.2010 0:20

Originally posted by KillerBug:
There is no other reason...and if you want those same games for free, you can just get an android.


BTW...why is it that Microsoft's own publicity photos shows the phone cutting off text?
It is the "Metro" style, don't you know that???

59.7.2010 12:42
ooidd
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If sey they get 30+ games availbile on launch form xbox games

N they talkin XBOX-arcade games then yeah thay of corse are going the right way about it but all in all i think there need to be somthink else that goes buy me because i can offer want other fones cart ( even through its software not hardware ) still if you wanted sey a portable games system in ya pocket could be a good thing so far....

69.7.2010 14:36

Originally posted by KillerBug:
There is no other reason...and if you want those same games for free, you can just get an android.
Is that right Killer?

Do you have a link to that effect?

I think this is a very smart move on ms' part too... Black on a phone would be something. But being able to port the same game to play in emu on an android would be brilliant.


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