Microsoft Opening Mobile Game Development Studio
Microsoft is establishing a new development studio to create games for Windows phones and “emerging mobile platforms”.
“Microsoft Games Studios Mobile Gaming will support first party development" and "evangelise mobile gaming across MGS", according to a Microsoft job posting. “The Mobile Gaming studio will be the hub for MGS franchises and titles on mobile devices and a center of excellence for mobile games," it adds.
Set to launch later this year, Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 Series will incorporate Xbox Live and Zune functionality, including "multiplayer interaction" and the ability to see avatars, achievements and gamer profiles.