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Microsoft’s Internal Video Shows Plans for Next-gen Gaming

According to ZDNet an internal video dated May 2010 showcases some of the WGX (Windows Gaming eXperience) team’s ambitions for next-generation gaming between Windows, Xbox Live, and mobile platform.

For those of you who are unfamiliar, WGX is an internal Microsoft team comprised of all gaming-related endeavors between all of Microsoft’s platforms. Though the video is from 2010, this is the closest look we have had yet at exactly what WGX’s vision is.

The video does seem to place emphasis on the Kinect experience, which shouldn’t come as a major surprise, as it’s an integral part of the platform. Microsoft hit a home run with Kinect and it would be hard for them to leave that technology behind with the Xbox 360. While we don’t know when the next generation Xbox will land, but for sure Microsoft is hard at work on its next platform.

And as you can see via this LinkedIn job ad and this Facebook page, the WGX team looks to be pushing full steam ahead with getting their vision up-and-running. My guess is they are shooting for a Windows 8 release time frame with hopes to have everything neatly tied together.

Check out the video below and see what you think:


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