It's becoming increasingly difficult to compete against Android and iPhone, so Microsoft is banking on its gaming capabilities to bring success to Windows Phone 7. To that end, it just scored a big notch on its headboard thanks to casual games publisher Gameloft porting four of its most successful iPhone games to the new mobile Microsoft platform.
Mobile gamers in the UK, where Windows Phone 7 is available ahead of the US, can now buy the following games:
Above: Assassin's Creed on iPhone
If the above titles look familiar to you, that simply means you've played a video game device in the last two years. Gameloft has been pimping them out all over the place, including mobile and console download platforms.
Windows Phone 7 is a reboot for Microsoft after its Windows Mobile and, more recently, Kin product lines fell by the wayside. The new service will be heavily integrated with Windows Live, including the Xbox infrastructure. Gamers will actually be able to unlock achievements and add to their Gamerscore by playing games on their Windows Phone 7 device.
When it comes to mobile gaming, though, iPhone is king, and that's going to be one tough crown to overthrow.
[Source: Fone Home]
Oct 26, 2010
Gamescom 2010: Want to score Achievements on your mobile? Well the Xbox Live phone is coming
The Windows Phone 7 embraces Xbox Live
Microsoft: Angry Birds coming to Windows Phone 7; Angry Birds developer: lolwut?
Looks like someone jumped the gun
EA announces Windows Phone 7 games, Xbox LIVE integration included
Unlock achievements from your phone!