Dev shows off cross platform gaming with WP7 and Windows 8

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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14 Comments

1. Dr_fajardo

Posts: 32; Member since: Apr 29, 2012

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

2. wp74ver

Posts: 62; Member since: May 10, 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 .

5. ghostnexus

Posts: 96; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I can't wait

3. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

Sick can't wait

4. quesoesgrande

Posts: 217; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Padfone or wp8? Hmmmmmmm

13. Henrik

Posts: 141; Member since: Feb 18, 2012

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

6. jtech

Posts: 101; Member since: Jul 14, 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

7. x7black7x

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 19, 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

9. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

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

11. JSern

Posts: 282; Member since: May 22, 2011

Pics or it didn't happen hater.

14. GJanee

Posts: 214; Member since: Jun 29, 2011

you fail so badly dude... :DDDDDDD

8. joey18

Posts: 668; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

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

10. OuterHeaven1987

Posts: 5; Member since: May 10, 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.

12. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Very excited, looking forward to it :)

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