Microsoft Expanding for Mobile Game Studio
It appears that Microsoft is getting ready for the arrival of Windows Phone 7 by expanding their posse of mobile game-savvy employees. A posting found on their site described that “Microsoft Games Studios is establishing a new Studio – MGS Mobile Gaming – focused on bringing games and entertainment to the mobile life that people lead. Our vision is to deliver games and entertainment so good that people will want them always with them, on a service that makes them social, connected and relevant anywhere their life goes.” A few other postings can be found expressing variations of this as well.
With Windows Phone 7 will come with the ability to work with peoples’ Xbox Live account, giving them the chance to view their avatars and gamerscores. Another pretty cool feature is the ability to earn achievements that will tie to Xbox Live accounts. Something tells me that with the ability to earn achievements through phones, peoples’ true “achievement whore” will be brought onto the world.