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WimMo 7 phones set for cross-platform gaming

WimMo 7 phones set for cross-platform gaming

Microsoft has demonstrated that it is committed to convergence and compatibility between its various platforms in the future, showing a desktop PC, an Xbox 360 and a smartphone running the same title.

Giving a presentation at TechEd Middle East, Microsoft's Eric Rudder said that 90 per cent of the same code was in use across all three platforms, although that each has its own control scheme.

See footage of the presentation below

For the prototype Windows Phone 7 Series, mobile touchscreen interaction coupled with accelerometer controls were in action, Engadget reports.

The game demonstrated was a mock-up of an Indiana Jones-style platformer with simple style and design. But the most interesting thing about it was the ability to save a game on the smartphone and then pick up from where players left off on either the console or the desktop PC.

Mr Rudder did not explicitly say that Windows Phone 7 Series was powering the Asus smartphone. He did, however, highlight the Xbox Live interface that would be shared across all three platforms.

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