View Full Version : Leaked 'Windows Gaming eXperience' vid shows cross-platform plans

March 21st, 2011, 22:20
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A leaked internal Microsoft video allegedly provides some hints as to what the company's Windows Gaming eXperience (WGX) team is attempting to do. The video, dug up by ZDnet (http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/internal-microsoft-video-shows-plans-for-next-gen-gaming-experience/46176), showcases what appears to be several concepts that could cross between Windows, Xbox and mobile platforms. The video is PC-focused, but features Microsoft's Avatars moving around screens using Kinect functionality, while interacting with social games and media, along with the Avatar Marketplace.

A now-removed LinkedIn job posting (http://www.linkedin.com/jobs?viewJob=&jobId=1257035) reportedly described the function of the WGX Team as creating a "new world-class gaming platform" to define "the next generation of Windows and Web gaming to 300 million potential customers."

According to ZDnet, the video was dated May 2010 -- in this world of corporate ADD and division restructuring, take nothing of what you see in the clip as the gospel of Windows future according to Microsoft. Just remember how that whole Kinect object scanning (http://www.joystiq.com/2010/09/08/tsunoda-describes-kinects-object-scanning-controller-wielding/) videoturned out (http://www.joystiq.com/2010/09/18/kinect-object-scanning-adds-some-color-to-joy-ride/), or didn't turn out ...