Agawi building games for the Xbox 720 version of Windows 8
Cloud gaming service provider Agawi is making all its efforts to gain more ground, this time on Windows 8 meant for Microsoft Xbox 720. Having already partnered with Microsoft using the Windows Azure cloud computing platform, the company is looking determined to fill up the cloud gaming field.
Is Agawi taking a risk?
Analysts foresee cloud-based streaming video game services as the next level of video game consoles. At a time when OnLive has failed in its business model and other game developers are showing not-so-keen interest, Agawi is carefully following the footsteps of other companies. Sony acquired cloud-streaming gaming company Gaikai in July; Square-Enix has its own browser-based service called Core Online; while Time Warner and Comcast plans to use cloud gaming as a way to compete with consoles.
Agawi’s services are already available to users across multiple platforms. The company, whose name is an acronym for ‘any game anywhere instantly,’ wants to cash-in the opportunity for Xbox 720. It is making efforts to collaborate with social game and browser-based massively multiplayer online (MMO) developers to push games on Windows 8 before its release on October 26. The company also started the Agawi Game Partnership Gold program to provide more game options for Windows 8 platform.
Till then, let’s wait for Oct. 26 to witness what Microsoft general manager Brian Hall said, “coming out with Windows 8, with the new version of Office, with the new Windows Phone, and the new Xbox.”
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