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Dev shows off cross platform gaming with WP7 and Windows 8

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Dev shows off cross platform gaming with WP7 and Windows 8
We've seen a few different stories about the upcoming release of Windows 8 and how Windows Phone is going to tie into the update. Most notably, we've been seeing how the gaming is going to work across the two platforms. We even heard that Windows Phone 7 apps would take just 10% changes in the code to make apps compatible with Windows 8.

Now, we're getting to see that in action. The developer of Air Soccer Fever (one of the best free games on WP7), Dangling Neuron (though the Marketplace has the name as Dangling Concepts), has released a video showing off real time cross-platform gaming between Windows Phone 7 and Windows 8. In the video it shows a phone (WP7) and a tablet (Windows 8) connecting and playing the game together, and it all moves pretty smoothly. 

Even more impressive is that this is done without using Xbox Live, although the dev does say that Xbox Live integration is in the works, which would add gamertags, leader boards, and achievements. We're expecting more developers to take advantage of this new functionality, and it certainly could bring a boost to Windows Phone handsets. 

source: Dangling Neuron via WMPU

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posted on 14 May 2012, 20:21 7

1. Dr_fajardo (Posts: 32; Member since: 29 Apr 2012)


nice!. im not gonna change my galaxy s2 until nokia's prodigy come out

posted on 14 May 2012, 20:22 15

2. wp74ver (banned) (Posts: 62; Member since: 10 May 2012)


Google I know you scare cuz you know something big is coming with wp8 and windows 8 plus the new Xbox and windows 8 tables sorry about that lol. Posted from my white Nokia lumia 900 .

posted on 14 May 2012, 21:54 4

5. ghostnexus (Posts: 96; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


I can't wait

posted on 14 May 2012, 20:24 6

3. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


Sick can't wait

posted on 14 May 2012, 21:13 5

4. quesoesgrande (Posts: 217; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


Padfone or wp8? Hmmmmmmm

posted on 15 May 2012, 07:18 4

13. Henrik (Posts: 141; Member since: 18 Feb 2012)


WP8, what else ;-) Android is getting really boring, it was fresh 3 years ago, and times change :-)

posted on 14 May 2012, 22:31 8

6. jtech (Posts: 101; Member since: 14 Jul 2011)


I think its funny that android users and iphone users read a story about windows phone, and give thumbs down to people that comment

posted on 14 May 2012, 23:06 1

7. x7black7x (Posts: 118; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)


but your wp7.5 phones will not see an update to wp8 the next big thing

and yes wp74ver even you nokia lumia 900 will not get than big update

posted on 15 May 2012, 01:23

9. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 914; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


how do you know it most likely will you dumb*ss

posted on 15 May 2012, 02:37 3

11. JSern (Posts: 282; Member since: 22 May 2011)


Pics or it didn't happen hater.

posted on 15 May 2012, 11:48 2

14. GJanee (Posts: 212; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)


you fail so badly dude... :DDDDDDD

posted on 14 May 2012, 23:23 1

8. joey18 (Posts: 514; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)


I dont see anything exited so iplay games via apple tv this is not enougf for me

posted on 15 May 2012, 01:47

10. OuterHeaven1987 (Posts: 5; Member since: 10 May 2012)


This kind of connectivity can be achieved among iPhone and PC, or Android and PC as well, right? Aside of that XBL profile business.

posted on 15 May 2012, 02:51 1

12. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Very excited, looking forward to it :)

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