MS Studios Plans to Make More Win 8
During London Games Conference, Microsoft's VP of the Interactive Entertainment Business, Phil Harrison said that Microsoft (Game) Studios will not only focus on Xbox 360 and console gaming, but also will compete with Amazon, Apple and Google on other platforms.
"We think that's great. We think it's good for us, we think it's good for the industry and we think it also moves us into this network generation more aggressively and with more determination. And this is in turn powered by the cloud, and this is another corporate investment that Microsoft is making the future of how technology and devices interact. We think of Microsoft as now being a devices and services company.”
However, it looks like we shouldn’t expect big games, like Flight Simulator, but tablet and phone oriented games that will also work with Windows 8 new interface and API (WinRT).
"It will not make retail products. It will be making products largely based on the Windows 8 platform and technologies. And it's more about exploring new business models and pioneering new ways to play on devices that we think are going to be powering the future of our industry over the next five or ten years. We're hiring from the console industry, the web 2.0 industry and from the online gaming industry."
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