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Windows Phone 7 and Xbox gaming update

Windows Phone 7 and Xbox gaming update

Microsoft plans to bring real-time phone to console gaming to the Windows Phone 7 platform, it has been revealed.

Although the first Windows Phone 7 mobiles will not have this functionality straight out of the box, the tech giant is working towards allowing games being played on the Xbox to play simultaneously on a smartphone running its new platform.

Greg Milligan of Microsoft told RGB Filter: "Initially we're 'turn by turn' based. We are working on real-time phone-to-console, likely initially through Wi-Fi.

"That's not on day one; day one will be 'turn by turn' as well as companion-type gaming where you play a level on the phone and it may unlock a level or a weapon or some special achievement on the console game."

Earlier this month, Microsoft announced that the launch line-up of games for its forthcoming smartphones will comprise 60 titles, including Bejewelled and Guitar Hero 5.

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