Microsoft To Detail Windows 8 Gaming At GDC Next Month

Microsoft will be organizing a session at the Game Developers Conference on March 6th to detail Windows 8 Gaming & Microsoft’s vision of connected experiences. Developers will learn to build games and entertainment applications for Xbox 360 and Kinect, Windows 8, Windows Phone, and the web.

Sessions include:

  • Entertainment Reimagined
  • Developing a Great Metro Style Game for Windows 8
  • The Making of Metro Style Marble Maze
  • Async Gaming
  • Xbox LIVE on Windows 8 Deep Dive
  • Xbox LIVE Services – Entertainment Powered by the Cloud
  • Game Data Anywhere Using Xbox LIVE Cloud Storage
  • Asynchronous Gaming with Xbox LIVE Services
  • Connecting Xbox LIVE Web Games with Xbox LIVE Services

Read more at MSDN blog post. 

via: windows8beta

  • Anonymous

    Ok.  This is it.  This is when we find out if MS REALLY has a grand gaming plan that can put ALL OTHERS to shame.  PC, Tablet, Smartphone, Xbox … they have the potential, but do they have the vision and the volition to see such vision through?  I have … I have my doubts …

    But I hope …

    • Avatar Roku

      There is not going to be any discussion of Windows Phone 8 or the next Xbox at GDC. This is just going to discuss Windows 8 (WinRT development) and web development. WinRT on Windows Phone and Xbox is probably 1-2 years away.

      • Anonymous

        Oh I understand that.  What I’m referring to is a cohesive initiative where all of these disparate pieces start to harmonize in a way that no one else can leverage at that scale.  Make it worth a gamer’s while to invest in the full gaming ecosystem.  Seriously, there is no other company in the position they are in to do something unprecedented.  But there is also no other company out there that misses opportunities like MS.  From reading the above, what is presented at GDC can be the initial unveiling of what they’re up to.  Or not.

      • Alex F.

         I think WinRT is already confirmed (or at least semi-confirmed) in Windows Phone 8!

  • Anonymous

    i do not think so , course as of to day you have to have multiple os to developerment on these devices , unles microsoft swicth to one unifyed developerment platform and microsoft will never open up for c++ developerment on xbox 360 to the public , so only c++ on the tablet and xna managed code on xbox 360 and windows phone , but these tools for phone and xbox does not run on windows 8 only on windows 7 and tablet developerment in on windows 8
    so you need 2 versions of visual studio and 2 version of os
    wicth lead to this 15.000 dollars just to get started with new computers and licens to the software
    and 99 dollars for apphub and 49 dollars for windows 8 store if you whant to sell your app or game
    and that will kill all the small developers and hoppyist app and game makers

    That is why that i hope microsoft has done the right thing this time
    one platform ethere managed code or c++ developerment

  • Anonymous

    and you know take a look of this sony has microsoft by the balls
    allready one unityfyed platform based on c# managed code
    look simlar to xna
    for the vita,tablets,phone and later this year playstation 3

    all with no restrictions you can even create code in c++ native
    allso the sony devices is powred by nvidia hardware physics

    and this is really last chance for microsoft this year there platform has to come together or sony will highjack all the developers
    only windows 7 is need and free tools from sony
    and sony even claim that you can build on all android devices
    not specfit to sony a lone and that is a killer
    i have work with the kit for some time now and it is a killer compared to xna on xbox 360 and phone where we are only allow to spin one core
    but on sony you can spinn all the cores you need for your game
    complate open tools and hardware

    so i get microsoft need to step up  here
    and figur what the company whants to bet on
    and make it easy as possible to develop meen more app in faster time

    no app in the platform no one will buy the product even if it has the cool looking metro

    • Anonymous

      I don’t think Sony is too worried about Sony ir even Nintendo.  Their real competition is Apple.  Have oyu noticed how Apple is pushing their game center now that MS has an “xbox phone?”  Regardless of which is best, Apple generally has the best marketing and can sell icecubes to eskimoes.   

      • Anonymous

        you are right on this , but becarefull on an outsider
        like microsoft is at the moment until thay have sold 60 -70 million phones
        yes i have notices a number of moves that apple has taken
        now providing free game service to every developer
        and that is not the case for xbox live

        xbox live game is only for a selected few even on mobile
        we try withover 24 mail last year bu no luck
        you can see some of this on my channel
        goog quality and gameplay in comming just 14 days from now
        and a public beta next week

  • Anonymous

    Really looking forward to this. Action packed day with Xbox Live on Windows and beyond and Mass Effect 3 hits shelves…you gotta love it.