One hour long Windows Phone 7 gaming chat

Microsoft’s Director of Windows Phone Product Management, Aaron Woodman sat down for a one hour long chat on the company’s Windows Phone 7 Backstage website 2 days ago. Here’s basically what I got out of it:

- Only turn-by-Turn multiplayer multi-platform games at launch
- No Multiplayer gaming via bluetooth
- Lots of “great” games supposedly launching alongside the platform this fall
- Only WiFi and Cell Data to send invitations, not bluetooth
- Not sure a M rated games on Windows Phone 7.Review will be done on a game to game basis
- No word on Halo yet, more announcement before the launch (EA, Gameloft, Microsoft Game Studios etc working on WP7 games right now)
- Huge marketing push coming this fall
- No gameplay on the Xbox, then pause and then continue playing the same game on your Windows Phone 7 at launch
- Markeplace will be available in more countries soon

Check out the full chat after the break:

Source: Microsoft

  • Diego!

    Cool, I love games!!!

    If October is indeed the month of launch, I hope by the end of July we start seeing some leaks from HTC and Samsung.

    Do you know M. if Motorola is also jumping on board with WP7?

  • Diego!

    Cool, I love games!!!

    If October is indeed the month of launch, I hope by the end of July we start seeing some leaks from HTC and Samsung.

    Do you know M. if Motorola is also jumping on board with WP7?

  • http://www.mobiletechworld.com/tips-contact/ M. Daou

    Hi Diego,
    Motorola’s CEO has already stated that the company is open to the idea of using WP7 : http://www.mobiletechworld.com/2010/02/20/motorola-open-to-using-windows-phone-7-series/

    But I’m guessing that they are going to wait t’ill 2011 and see how sucessfull the platform is before jumping in. Motorola got burned hard by MS with the long delayed developement of WM7 (Photon). They were the top OEM partner for WM7 but finally decided to go 100% Android when the project was rebooted into WP7 18 Months ago.

  • http://www.mobiletechworld.com/tips-contact/ M. Daou

    Hi Diego,
    Motorola’s CEO has already stated that the company is open to the idea of using WP7 : http://www.mobiletechworld.com/2010/02/20/motorola-open-to-using-windows-phone-7-series/

    But I’m guessing that they are going to wait t’ill 2011 and see how sucessfull the platform is before jumping in. Motorola got burned hard by MS with the long delayed developement of WM7 (Photon). They were the top OEM partner for WM7 but finally decided to go 100% Android when the project was rebooted into WP7 18 Months ago.

  • Diego!

    I see… they will wait and see if WP7 is doomed or not. LOL :p

  • Diego!

    I see… they will wait and see if WP7 is doomed or not. LOL :p