Xbox LIVE coming to Windows Phones 7 series


Earlier today at Mobile World Congress, Steve Ballmer announced that when Windows Phone 7 series ships later this year, it will come with Xbox LIVE support. Specifically, the Windows Phone 7 Games hub will allow you to:

  • Collect Achievements and build your Gamerscore
  • View Xbox LIVE leaderboards
  • See your Xbox LIVE Avatar
  • Access Spotlight feeds, including the latest tips and tricks, game news, updates and more
  • Add Xbox LIVE friends to your friends list while out on the go
  • Turn-based (asynchronous) multiplayer gaming

I’ll have more details of this over the next few months and I’ll get some folks on from the mobile team to come on my show to answer some of your questions.

Until then, keep an eye on this site where later today we’ll post the video of Steve Ballmer’s press announcement. Here is the official press release.


Edit: The Windows Phone blog has posted a video demo of the new Windows Phone interface