image The power of XNA is shining through. Code it once and use it on all of your screens – and that’s why WP7 is brilliant. Pocket-lint is reporting that MS is working to try to get all 300 Xbox Live arcade games will be available for Windows Phone 7.  This may be an easy task as they were told “Just four lines of code changed an Xbox Live Arcade game to a Windows Phone 7 game in a recent publisher test.” The hardest part is presumably re-writing the controls for touch only. But this is great news. This is an Xbox in your hand. Not just mobile games. These are developed top notch games. I really think MS’s move to XNA on a phone was brilliance and it makes the entire MS gaming platform even more attractive. Make devs happy, they’ll make good games which makes users happy…and repeat. 

4 COMMENTS

  1. I’m just going to shut my mouth and watch the critics eat crow. Yes some developers would love to have access to native code and yes there could be some more APIs released for the platform but what Microsoft is doing with WP7 will indeed be done well.

    The power of the Xbox on your phone? Priceless!

  2. I’ll believe it when I see it. Remember guys this is Microsoft, known for making promises and not delivering until years in the future. Although I would LOVE to play Perfect Dark (not too likely), Doom, and Marvel Vs Capcom 2 on my phone. For the moment the HD2 is suffice, and I’m really looking into Android as the alternative open platform in about a year. Maybe by then Microsoft would of shut our mouths, but history says otherwise.

  3. Does getting rid of your top 2 WinPhone team seem like Ballmer is playing around when it comes to the WP7? How about quickly realizing they blew it big time with the KIN by pricing them as smartphones and taking the concept a little too far. I like that they admitted the mistake and are pooling the team responsible for some very cool features (Kin Spot, Kin Studio) into the WP7 team.

    WP7+Kin Studio-like app= Happy Customer!

  4. i think out of all the WP7 rumors, its a safe bet the gaming rumor is the one thats undoubtedly true. look at all the new apps that have been created with the emulator and then think of how much work its gunna take to rewrite the games code… well really how much time it will take to re-write the 4 LINES OF CODE that have to be changed! xbox is coming to wp7, im accepting all bets :)

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