Watch A Man Start A Game On a PC, Continue On Windows 7 Phone, Finish on Xbox 360

Microsoft's "Live Anywhere" concept, whereby Xbox Live can be shared across multiple platforms, isn't quite yet with us. But when it is, it may look something like this.


Speaking at TechEd Middle East, Microsoft's Eric Rudder has shown off this demo of a platformer than is able to be played across a Windows 7 phone, Xbox 360 and PC. Not only is the game mostly comprised of the same code (only around 10% has to be specifically reserved for multiplatform stuff), but as Rudder shows, you can play on your phone, pause, then resume playing on a 360 at the exact point you stopped on the phone.

Pretty great.

[via Engadget]


This looks like it could be pretty cool for the games it supports. Then again, who knows how few developers will take advantage of it.

I'd expect the developers of a lot of those Facebook games like Farmville and Mafia Wars to be all over this functionality in one way or another since their games have almost non-existent system requirements and are designed to be played in a very flexible manner.

Obviously, though, the games have to stay within the system requirements and limitations of the phone.