Microsoft announces ‘Live Anywhere’ gaming
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates on Tuesday announced a cross-platform gaming service that integrates games played on mobile phones, Xbox 360 consoles and the upcoming Windows Vista operating system.
The “Live Anywhere” service will be available as part of Windows Vista, Microsoft’s next-generation PC operating system. The consumer version is scheduled for release early next year.
“It means that you have one online community,” Gates said in a news conference. “This platform can really unleash developers to do amazing new things.”
The system would extend the company’s existing Xbox Live service for the Xbox 360 console into millions of Internet-enabled PCs and cellular phones. No pricing information on the new service was announced.
Source: The Age