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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. thebearisradd's Avatar
      thebearisradd -
      Wow, That is amazing. I can't wait to see the outcome.
    1. Daerid's Avatar
      Daerid -
      I wonder if it will allow you to connect to Live and play with/against XBox Live players?
    1. battlecrushr's Avatar
      battlecrushr -
      thats awesome
    1. rickybobby's Avatar
      rickybobby -
      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
    1. LSZ33's Avatar
      LSZ33 -
      it'd be cool to play them on the iPad but with a controller while on the road
    1. ZionSV's Avatar
      ZionSV -
      This can not happen soon enough...
    1. Ackms421's Avatar
      Ackms421 -
      Does the iphone have the processing power to play the average xbox 360 game?
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      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
      when your on the move maybe, I can see this eating the battery
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      i love how no one has mentioned the fact that the amount of ram/processing power in a 360 is like 5000 X that of what is in a ipod/iphone.

      anyway you cut it, a phone will never catch up to a console. just look at desktops and laptops
    1. Frostbite's Avatar
      Frostbite -
      If I cant sign into xbox live or earn achievements, than this is nice, but ultimently I dont care
    1. M4tt Dam0n's Avatar
      M4tt Dam0n -
      This is huge.
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      this might apply to xbox live games like uno (which is already on the device)...but as far as the actual iphone playing xbox 360 games i doubt this very much as its buggy now playing playstation emulators...hell playing the n64 emulator is slow as hell....
    1. pcsrule's Avatar
      pcsrule -
      I don't think this means they're actually porting 360 games to the iPhone. It looks to me as if they are just developing something like the slingbox where the game runs at home but you play it on your iPhone. Maybe Novell will host it so there's no hardware required?
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      How is this even possible??????? Will be a stripped downed version.
      It's like saying, PS3 exclusive games will play on 360 when they clearly won't whereas vice versa is possible.
      iPhone devs should make iPhone games into PS minis, would go good with the sixaxis controller.
    1. Tenspeed123's Avatar
      Tenspeed123 -
      Nobody mentioned emulators... Somehow I can't see this as remotely possible, but i'm more than willing to hear the guys out...
      I'm thinking possibly an app that controls your 360 and sends the video live to your iPhone? Thats the only way I personally believe Microsoft would not intervene.
    1. n00neimp0rtant's Avatar
      n00neimp0rtant -
      If this means Sonic 4 on iPhone...count me in.
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      touch screen controller? No thanks.
    1. ikesmasher's Avatar
      ikesmasher -
      it would be awesome if they were like "oops we forgot to mention this is for jailbreakers only" and apple was like noooo and then the whole jailbreak community is like "hellz de yea"!

      OT: i dont really think its possible. i wish though.
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      Quote Originally Posted by n00neimp0rtant View Post
      If this means Sonic 4 on iPhone...count me in.
      Well, it has rumored that it might made for the iPhone as well.

      Xbox 360 games for the iPhone! The best way to eat your processing power and your RAM and make your iPhone explode.

      On the side note, I'll be impressed if it works like a dream.
    1. ownerofspam's Avatar
      ownerofspam -
      If so, I hope they implement a bluetooth game controller that we can use, kind of like how you can use a Wii controller to play NES / N64 games nowadays.

      Also, if they can port ZOMBIES to the iPod Touch, what makes you think they couldn't do a entire version of WaW? It would be a gigantic amount of GB to fill your ipod, but I see it as possible. And lets not forget by the time this gets out the 4G and all new suped up hardware will be out that will better handle it.