Microsoft Vid shows off Windows Gaming eXperience (WGX) ambitions

Mar 18, 2011
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Microsoft Vid shows off Windows Gaming eXperience (WGX) ambitions

ZDNet has wondered onto a video from last year that gives a look at what the Microsoft Windows Gaming eXperience team has in mind for next generation gaming between Microsoft and Xbox Live as well as mobile platforms. If you are a serious gamer you might recall that they tested something sort of like this in the past where PC gamers and Xbox 360 gamers could play each other on games like Halo. The scuttlebutt was that the PC gamers killed the console brethren and the plan for that system was scrapped.

From the video, it appears that this system is more aimed at social networking and social games like the ever popular Farmville. The WGX team is a team inside of Microsoft that works on the gaming endeavors between all of the Microsoft platforms. The video is an interesting watch with messaging wrapped neatly into games like Farmville so you can communicate without needing to leave your crop planting.

ZDNet reckons that the Microsoft team is looking to launch this new feature along with Windows 8 in the future. Listings for jobs on the WGX team have been spied in a few places so they are still actively working on the feature.

[via ZDNet]


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