The general manager of Microsoft’s casual-games program, Chris Early has revealed a hint to what could be the announcement of Live Anywhere details. Early talked of how excited he was about the prospect of combining casual and hardcore gameplay in “asynchronous play… especially when they’re separated in time.” He continued: “I’d love to stand in line at the bank and play that BioShock flow game. Then come home and say, ‘Ha! Take that!’ I’d love to take that good casual game I played home and have that be successful there as well.”
Live Anywhere was first revealed at E3 in 2006 where Microsoft showed a demo of XBOX Live functionality between PC, XBOX 360 and mobile devices. Since then, very little has been said on the matter. Early also said: “If you like that sort of thing, I would strongly recommend you go to Microsoft’s keynote opening GDC, where you’ll see a little bit of this announced for the first time.” He concluded: “I think I’ve kept it vague enough not to get into trouble.”
Stay tuned to Console Monster for more information regarding Early’s announcement.