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MS: Real-Time Windows 7 to Xbox 360 Console Gaming

Microsoft have great plans for the future of Xbox LIVE gaming when the platform is made available on Windows Phone 7 devices in the near future. During the Microsoft X10 conference in Toronto, it was stated that eventually Windows Phone 7 games connected to Xbox LIVE would be able to play against gamers on the Xbox 360 console in real-time multiplayer.

Quoted by Greg Milligan, Microsoft Canada Mobility Solutions Manager:

“We are working on real-time phone-to-console, likely initially through Wi-Fi,”

“That’s not on day one… Day one will be turn-by-turn as well as companion-type gaming where you play a level on the phone and it may unlock a level or a weapon or some special achievement on the console game. But yeah, absolutely working on phone-to-console real-time. That’s something we’re working on and expect to have in the near future.”

Milligan didn’t go into great depths on the functionality, but the feature would only be available to games that support the option. Microsoft will be approving all of the Xbox LIVE enabled games for Windows Phone 7, and as of yet - no developers have announced Windows Phone 7, Xbox LIVE multiplayer capabilities, just support for adding Achievements to your Xbox LIVE profile.

If you’re looking forward to Xbox LIVE features on a Windows Phone 7 device, why not tell us in the comments section below?

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4 comments on 'MS: Real-Time Windows 7 to Xbox 360 Console Gaming'

Comment by w0rms on 2010-08-25 16:16:22

I just got an Android phone a couple days ago and I’m really impressed with it. No WP7 for me.

Comment by Wade Hinkle on 2010-08-25 19:21:29

Interesting…I am about to purchase a phone with Windows 7, this could be really cool.

Comment by Dizzle on 2010-08-26 01:44:31

Well, being an iPhone dude, I won’t hold my breath. But, being an Xbox dude, as well… If this becomes a, so to speak, big deal, I might have to switch. Achievement whore FTW.

Comment by Harvey on 2010-08-27 11:50:16

Real time does sound pretty good. the achievement is being worked on too much and they should progress on the real time feature. im just dying for the release date, the sooner the better :)

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