Thursday, August 12, 2010
Posted by Adan Galvan in "Windows Phone News" @ 05:00 AM
"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. The Mobile Gaming team is building industry leading products that showcase our Windows Phone platform as well as emerging mobile platforms, and will help realize Microsoft's connected entertainment vision. The Mobile Gaming studio will be the hub for MGS franchises and titles on mobile devices and a center of excellence for mobile games."
Microsoft has posted a job listing that reveals their plans to create a new studio, MGS Mobile Gaming. One of the key functions of this studio will be to create first party games that focus on social, connected, and of course mobile experiences. This studio will allow Microsoft to leverage their experience in creating games that take advantage of the cohesive experience of Xbox Live, by creating networked games within the gaming hub. The job listing where this information was revealed also mentions MGS franchises. It is still unknown whether or not Microsoft will use some of its existing franchises (Halo, Forza,Viva Pinata) on Windows Phone 7, but this could be a great opportunity to further take advantage of brand awareness. I'm really excited to see what kind of games they can come up with. What Microsoft game would you like to see ported by the studio?