Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Microsoft: Thinking Outside the Xbox
Microsoft: Thinking Outside the Xbox: "Although the speech focused on PC gaming, Moore [Microsoft's head of Interactive Entertainment Business Peter Moore] did talk about the Xbox 360 somewhat. He once again defended the decision to launch globally and he promised that within the next 4-6 weeks consumers would actually be able to walk into a store and easily purchase the new console. He then highlighted the success of Xbox Live on 360 (54 percent of owners use the service) and Xbox Live Arcade, which has had 2 million downloads. Moore was asked about persistent online worlds coming to the 360 in a Q&A session that followed and he said that that may be forthcoming. 'Our teams are looking at that seriously. I think (persistent worlds/MMOs) it's still the realm of the PC; however, we may have something to talk about soon.'"