Xbox Live on Windows Phone 7 Series - Microsoft's Andy Lees drops more hints

Responding to an analyst's questions on a conference call, Microsoft’s Andy Lees made it clear that the company is aiming for a tight integration -- saying at one point that the system will enable "multiplayer, multiscreen games," with a unified marketplace that will use Xbox Live to facilitate those types of games. Here's the full […]

Responding to an analyst's questions on a conference call, Microsoft’s Andy Lees made it clear that the company is aiming for a tight integration -- saying at one point that the system will enable "multiplayer, multiscreen games," with a unified marketplace that will use Xbox Live to facilitate those types of games. Here's the full quote from Lees on the conference call "We’re very excited about the way in which the platform works across screens, so we’ve commonality of platform across the PC, the Xbox, and the web and the phone. We provide a new set of tools that makes it easy and very fast for people to develop applications for the phone but also in a way that works across screens, and we'll announce details of that at MIX. You're also right to point out that a marketplace is included, and the marketplace will work for applications but also for games, so the gaming marketplace for the first time will utilize Xbox Live, and that enables you to create multiplayer, multiscreen games, and the marketplace will facilitate that, so that it’ll actually work across screens." The phrase "multiplayer, multiscreen" may sound intriguing, but it could be interpreted in a number of different ways.