Microsoft Announces Windows Phone 7 Xbox Live Gaming Titles
Microsoft has announced 50 Xbox Live gaming titles for Windows Phone 7,from studios such as Konami, Gameloft, Popcap, THQ, Digital Goldfish, Microsoft Game Studios, Glu Mobile, Carbonated Games and more. Microsoft is saying that this is just the beginning and that additional titles will be added over time.
Engadget Mobile, which had gotten a preview of some of the games, including titles such as Castlevania, Halo: Waypoint, Star Wars, Crackdown, and Guitar Hero, has posted their impressions, which are positive.
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Microsoft news release:
Today at gamescom 2010 the world’s largest consumer gaming show Microsoft announced 50 Xbox LIVE game titles – the first wave of Xbox LIVE games coming to Windows Phone 7 this holiday season. Windows Phone 7 delivers the first and only official Xbox LIVE experience on a phone and with more than 23 million active members around the world, Xbox LIVE unlocks a world of friends, games and entertainment on Xbox 360.
With try-before-you-buy demos, Xbox LIVE leaderboards, turn-based multiplayer, Achievements and more, Windows Phone 7 brings the quality, consistency and community of the Xbox experience to gamers on the go. The first wave of launch portfolio titles includes Xbox LIVE games from the likes of Konami, Gameloft, Popcap, THQ, Digital Goldfish, Microsoft Game Studios, Glu Mobile, Carbonated Games and more. For a full list of all 50 titles, please visit the gamescom newsroom.
These 50 titles are just the beginning of a full portfolio of games and applications coming to Windows Phone 7 this holiday there is much more to come. Additional titles will be announced between now and the Windows Phone 7 launch this holiday season; once the phone launches, new Xbox LIVE titles will be added to the games portfolio every week.