Software behemoth Microsoft is in a novel idea of introduction of X-box PC games to smartphones through a licensing deal with Japanese app developer KLab Inc.
Smartphones running on android and ios platforms will get these PC games first.According to the report ,Age of empires, one of the top games in X box will be first to be available in mobile platform and it will be available by the end of 2013 as a free application. This news comes after reports of advanced talks between
Microsoft and smartphone maker Nokia for its handset business fell through. Nokia has worked closely with Microsoft to promote the Windows Phone operating system.
On the other hand, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is reportedly eyeing a major restructuring plan to bring the company in line with his vision of Microsoft as “a devices and services company.” “This is a significant shift,” Ballmer wrote earlier this year, “both in what we do and how we see ourselves — as a devices and services company. It impacts how we run the company, how we develop new experiences, and how we take products to market for both consumers and businesses.”
A Microsoft spokesperson said that as of now only Age of Empires is being re-released for smart phones.
“ KLab Inc. announced a licensing agreement with Microsoft Corp. to develop a mobile version of Microsoft Studio’s ‘Age of Empires’ franchise,” the Microsoft spokesperson said in an email, “which will be initially developed in English for iOS and Android and launched globally, with plans to release the game in other languages and on Windows Phone in the future.