微软可能将亲自为windows phone 7提供手机游戏应用
据venturebeat的消息称微软可能将亲自windows phone 7提供手机游戏应用这也意味着windows phone 7将失去第三方手机游戏开发者的支持。
事实上，只要联想起微软旗下的其他游戏设备包括xbox和zune就能明白他们为什么想要自己提供游戏应用的。或者还有个说法是假设windows phone 7没有获得足够的第三方开发者支持，他们就必须自己为用户提供可以多样选择的应用。
有用户评论称windows phone 7上微软目前只提供了两款游戏，一款是Solitaire（纸牌游戏），另外一款则是Minesweeper（扫雷舰游戏）。（They’ll be making precisely two games: Solitaire and Minesweeper. Nothing to see here. ）
Here’s a for Microsoft to lose the support of third-party game publishers who could make games for Windows Phone 7 devices coming this fall: create its own games.
Apparently, that’s what Microsoft is going to do, based on a startlingly honest job posting on Microsoft’s web site that states, “Microsoft Game Studios is establishing a new studio — MGS Mobile Gaming — focused on bringing games and entertainment to the mobile life that people lead. Our vision is to deliver games and entertainment so good that people will want them always with them, on a service that makes them social, connected and relevant anywhere their life goes.”
Windows Phone 7 is Microsoft’s new operating system and user interface for mobile devices, from smartphones to tablet computers.
Why would game publishers put time into making games for Windows Phone 7 if Microsoft is going to make games itself? Presumably, Microsoft will give its own teams early access to technology. That’s not supposed to happen, but there’s a lot of history to that effect on the game console side.
It makes sense for Microsoft to make a big push in games on Windows Phone 7, which has the added feature of being able to communicate with your Xbox Live account on the Xbox 360 game console. Apple has proven there is a huge market for games on the iPhone and iPad.
It also makes sense for Microsoft to make its own games, even if third-party publishers are expected to make games for Windows Phone 7. It’s an insurance policy. If there isn’t enough support for Windows Phone 7, then Microsoft will have to do its own apps to make sure the platform is attractive to consumers. That’s why Microsoft makes Xbox 360 games; its own studios have the mission of making games that show off the power of the console.