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  • Novell Bringing Xbox 360 Games To The iPhone



    Tomorrow, Novell is going to show the world a "new technology" that will make it possible for Xbox 360 games to be morphed into iPhone apps for gameplay on the ubiquitous Apple handset. At present, the iPhone incarnation of these games will be introduced first. Novell says the Android version of the technology won't be ready for some time yet.

    In this regard, Novell is picking up the slack for Microsoft, which has obviously dropped the ball with bringing its hugely popular Xbox games to the most in demand mobile platforms hungry for the titles that presently dominate the video game industry. Strangely enough, Microsoft has had no issues, for example, teaming with Nokia to port Silverlight to Symbian phones. But have you heard anything about porting Xbox games to Symbian?

    Didn't think so.

    Novell is clearly aiming to fill a huge void in the mobile gaming arena. And it looks like Microsoft isn't about to get in the way. At the annual Game Developers Conference that took place in San Francisco last week, the iPhone took center stage as the future of mobile gaming devices. Novell is rightly capitalizing on demand that shows no signs of slowing any time soon. For Microsoft, however, this is an incredibly frustrating situation, as developers continue to turn their attention in great numbers to the iPhone app building business. Just last month it was reported that more developers are now working on iPhone games than they are games for the Nintendo DS and the Sony PSP.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Novell Bringing Xbox 360 Games To The iPhone started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 48 Comments
    1. riku98523's Avatar
      riku98523 -
      >.> this is stupid. I think like 20% of iphone users actually use the iphone as a gaming device (not play games every now and then but really hardcore game on the iphone) if that but play 360 games on an iphone is physically impossible the iphone doesn't meet the graphical power the processing speed or the memory needs of a 360 game. Now they could remake the games from scratch but the games will be junk and nothing like the 360 versions.

      They could use streaming software to stream video captured from a 360 but that would bring a whole new set of problems (input lag too name 1)

      Either way there is too much talk in gaming on iphones/ipod touches I don't know why they are trying to enter the gaming world but apple did say they where going to make a console maybe they gave up and are trying to say the iphone is their console and that's just silly.
    1. pyromcr's Avatar
      pyromcr -
      i am so going to get that as soon as it comes out!
    1. SquareWheel's Avatar
      SquareWheel -
      XNA to Xcode? Should be interesting, but I doubt it will be very effective.
    1. insomnia976's Avatar
      insomnia976 -
      Quote Originally Posted by biggie81 View Post
      its a cool concept but its a TOUCHSCREEN phone why would i play 360 games on my iphone when i can play it on my 50 inch plasma

      iControlPad - Add real gaming controls to your iPhone!
    1. Kroo's Avatar
      Kroo -
      I think this is more about game coders losing ground on other platforms and wishing to make up the shortfall of dropping sales. Yeah, iPhone games are the hottest sellers at the moment, but this will only last until the next platform arrives, so you can't blame the game coders chasing the bucks.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by Messany View Post

      Tomorrow, Novell is going to show the world a "new technology"
      Have I missed it?
    1. iMack007's Avatar
      iMack007 -
      Quote from Messany

      Tomorrow, Novell is going to show the world a "new technology"
      Have I missed it?

      Haha lol....that was funny, even if you didn't intend it to be.

      So much for accurate copy & paste from Apple.

      I meant to quote Confuscious' post.
    1. iphoneguy.'s Avatar
      iphoneguy. -
      Just like Windows Live, when it debuted, Xbox wont support something if it isn't Live capable.

      Giving us Xbox games on the iPhone without Live or an Xbox like interface (friend's list achievements, etc) is ridiculous.

      I can see them making an attachment for the iPhone so you can hook your x360 controller to it. Similiar to what they did with Windows Live.

      If I'm not mistaken, Windows Live users and XBL users can't play together, I would imagine it be the same case for the iPhone and Xbox console.