Kikizo writes: Microsoft Corporate VP says: "the question will be, how do we enter into that market?" Get the scoop on Xbox's mobile aspirations and why Live is the "connective tissue".
really... i mean with live getting integrated with the portabox they could have something sweet on their hands... just like psn on psp / ps3... but i still think they should just keep the focus on 360 and beef up those first party studios... and good points on the current thrid part playing field ... its definitely more so than even now across both consoles...
"Portabox" - heh :) /patents
i just got done commenting on how it wouldn't be possible in another thread. if they go for it i hope they're ready to go all-in...psp and ds are way too established and they have a lot of companies tied up to support one or the other.
Xbox has certainly made a name for itself. It'll be interesting on how they approach portable gaming
Portabox sounds kinda neat. I think they would name it like Xbox something. They always want to keep the Xbox name. I'd get one. It'd be nice to have Live integrated on it, along with your current Live account and gamerscore, etc.
Before sony came out with it I was thinking Xbox-GO. Oh well, whatever they call it doesnt matter. So long as it is reliable and can play the same stuff you dl from xbla on the move. The problem I am thinking of is a new format for the games. Unless they fully opt to do dlc which would sort of make sense with the games on demand thing for 360. I dont think any current company is willing to try and bridge the gap in home/portable like back in the days of NEC (turboexpress) and Sega (nomad). They need to bring out their slim60 first before going all in on the handheld front. ZuneHD is a good first step though.
More like it
Lol, straight shooters clear out of the ballpark every time Nelson.
Make it happen.
Yes. Xbox Originals on a portable would be made of so much win.
Its gonna be tough but they can do it.If they can find a way to make Halo 1 portable,I'll pick up 3 three of the "Xbox GO" or whatever they call it
No mention of the fact that Microsoft have already supported the DS and got some portable titles out there...
Like what games? Zoo Tycoon was developed and published by THQ and Viva Piñata was published and developed by THQ
They may have been published by THQ but I know for a fact Viva Pinata was developed by Rare and MS let Rare remake Diddy Kong Racing DS and whilst MS did not make it, they allowed Blue Dragon to be put on the DS. MS might not be actively developing the games(although Rare is) but the fact that they're allowing their IPs to be put on the DS shows an interest.
but I would back am exception for this if I can play Halo on it.
I reckon the ZuneHD will be Microsoft's foray into the portable gaming market. It more competes with the likes of the iPhone than the PSP/DS, though. Still I bet it'll be an entirely digital affair.
I didnt know you were getting one Kushan. I have the zunehd page bookmarked. Waiting for the price and to see if it has other features. :)
Fable, Gears, Halo, Mass Effect, Lost Odyssey, Splinter Cell, Alan Wake Conker, Kameo, Forza, Blu Dragon on Xbox portable will be soooo awesome!
You got me hyped.... *sigh*
Wow portable Gears, Halo and others. That would be so awesome. I hope they do something that is a gaming device first like the PSP and DS rather than a Zune with micro games.
gears on a portable system? ... good god .. that would be awesome !!
for your portable needs... Only you'll buy this handled if you have the decease of Halolitis or Gearsalitis.
Hell YEAH!! Cant wait for that masterpiece!!! Halo Portable and Gears Portable <3
I'd be very interested to see what they could do with a portable device but there would be certain boxes they'd need to check in order to reel me in. Also the thing that most stood out to me was that it doesn't seem like an xbox branded portable gaming device would be a reality any time soon as Kim said that it would take up resource that they want to have dedicated to the 360 and to Natal. But with all the games now coming to the PSP hopefully that's a trend that can keep my handheld gaming needs satisfied until MS do decide to come into that market.
...the one that looks like the 360 controller. That would be sweet as f*ck. :D
I can see many advantages for MS. They could upstage the PSP by adding a second analogue stick + they would be sure to advertise it. Additionally the portabox would help MS in their struggle for Japan where portable gaming is like crack.
The thing is I don't think it would be wise of Microsoft to realease a handheld. Japan is a huge hand held country and the xbox brand isn't popular there. Without Japan the handheld would probably only succeed in the US and Europe. Still good, but it would never match the PSP's sales and definitely not the DS.
Gears on the go? YES PLEASE! And for the record, Portabox sucks, it sounds like Porta-potty or w/e...so...HELL NO!
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