Interview: A New Day For Ex-Midway Booty With Microsoft's Big Mobile Gaming Push

Microsoft has long been gathering its resources for a major, coordinated push into the mobile space with an Xbox Live-enabled games lineup in the works for its Windows 7 phones. Microsoft Game Studios has its own dedicated mobile group -- recently revealed to be under the stewardship of former Midway chairman and CEO Matt Booty.

Midway collapsed amid a complex financial state of affairs triggered by the credit crunch, but Booty says he's excited to have a "unique, fun" new role to play as general manager of MGS' mobile gaming group. "As far as I know, we're the only company that's making a phone that has also got a first-party group dedicated to making games," he says.

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