Microsoft – SmartGlass to be Included in All First-Party Titles

12 Jun, 2012

Speaking to Joystiq, Vice-President of Microsoft Studios Phil Spencer told that SmartGlass functionality will be included in all first-party games that launch after the service goes live this fall. More details on the service is included after the jump.

SmartGlass was revealed by Microsoft during it’s E3 presentation last week, and Spencer added that “it just makes so much sense for a developer who wants to supply [...] information that augments what’s happening on screen.”

The service will be able to synch a tablet or smartphone with a Gamertag, and provide relevant information and features based on the game that is currently being played. Spencer added that certain games, like Ascend: New Gods, will feature gameplay that specifically happens on SmartGlass, though he didn’t illustrate this further.

SmartGlass will be available on Windows 8, iOS, and Android devices this fall, though a solid release date has not yet been set.

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Robin Meijer

Missed out on most of the "Golden Age of Gaming" due to not being born until 1988. Been catching up on what I've missed out since I began writing for Elder Geek in 2009. For some reason, continuously mistaken for being Belgian, despite being Dutch.

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