How Xbox Live Works On Windows Phones 7 Series

As expected, Microsoft's Steve Ballmer announced Xbox Live support for the upcoming Windows Phone 7 series at the Mobile World Congress, but what exactly will Xbox Live users be able to do on their phones?

According to the official press release, not all that much. Accessing Xbox Live through the Windows Phone 7 Games hub will allow you to collect achievements, building your Gamerscore on the go, check out Xbox Live leaderboards, and manage your friends list. You'll be able to play certain turn-based games, though not in real-time - one player takes a turn, and then waits for the other to receive it and respond. And you'll also be able to look at your Xbox Live avatar, which you can do with any phone with a web-browser right now anyway.

"Windows Phone 7 Series was built from the ground up with entertainment in mind, and its unique design allowed us to bring some of the best gaming and community features of Xbox LIVE to the Windows mobile platform," said Ron Pessner, general manager of Xbox LIVE Mobile. "It has always been our vision to expand the Xbox LIVE service to connect people to their games, entertainment and friends wherever they go, and the launch of Windows Phone 7 Series is an important step toward that goal."

Mind you he says it's a "step toward that goal". Hopefully that means that we'll eventually have much more to be excited about as far as Windows phones and Xbox Live are concerned.


Comments

    Anyway i don't really care for this so i'm gonna skip reading it - but what kinda phone is that?? It is kinda nice.
    Has no logo on it except Windows - could it be?

      If you read the article, you'd find your answer.

      Looking forward to seeing what types of games they bring to this, can definately see myself picking one up

    The new phone OS and layout is rather good. Cant wait to get my hands on it personally. That being said they didn't show off any games and what games they had listeed were social ware types.. Wait a few months and see what happens.

    "According to the official press release, not all that much. Accessing Xbox Live through the Windows Phone 7 Games hub will allow you to collect achievements, building your Gamerscore on the go"

    not much? Achievements on the go?!?!?! That would be sweet, all the achievement whores out there (myself included) will go nuts for this....now if only Sony would follow suit and integrate trophies into PSP games, then I might actually play my PSP for more than 5 or so games.

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