Microsoft Patent Reveals Future Multi-Component Gaming System
"So what does Microsoft have in store for XBOX and XBOX live for the future?"
Published: 24th April 2007 | Source: DailyTech |24/04/07
According to our online source Microsoft's next games machine may be multi-faceted with console and handheld interdependence. Microsoft has filed an application for patent with the US patent office which may reveal what its intentions are for its next-gen console.
|The patent describes a multi-component gaming system that incorporates both handheld devices and console devices by wired and wireless connections. The patent’s abstract describes the system as a process "to take advantage of another gaming component's processing capabilities and memory capacity, each gaming component is capable of utilizing another gaming component to process gaming applications."|
|With Microsoft’s ever expanding reach into consumer electronics and software to power them, the company’s next goal may be to have a wide array of devices work together to perform a single goal – and if this patent application is of any indication, video games could where we may first see it. For example, Microsoft’s multi-component game system could incorporate PDA or other mobile devices running Windows Mobile as a communication tool, or simply as a secondary mini-display. The Zune could be a source for video game custom soundtracks, or as another small screen. Perhaps where the most potential will be, however, is in a relationship with the PC. With the proposed system’s ability to band together processing capability and memory capacity, Microsoft’s next-generation console could be one with true hardware evolution possibilities.|
It's no secret that Microsoft are currently working on the eventual successor to the XBOX 360 , but is this the evolution of the gaming console that you'd envisaged?
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