Yup! Its true. According to Novell, they will introduce a "new technology" which will port almost all Xbox 360 games on your iPhone or iPod Touch. Novell will announce this technology tomorrow on March 16, 2010. Not only on iPhone, Novell also have plans to introduce same technology for all Android based devices but it will take some time.
The Xbox whose name is derived from DirectX Box is a video game console created by Microsoft. Morphing all games of Xbox to Apple's iPhone will be a nasty punch on Microsoft's face. However Microsoft has shown no resistance because Redmond company knows that more and more developers are now targeting the iPhone platform then before and this trend is destined to rise so why lose the market?
Acc. to Messany at modmyi forums:
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.
If Novell's claim turns out to be true, then it will be a revolutionary technology which will completely change gaming experience of all iPhone users but still there are many questions that may arise in your mind:
- Do iPhone have enough processing power to run average Xbox 360 game?
- Whether the exclusive Xbox 360 titles will also be ported or not?
- Will iPhone be able to connect to Xbox Live and play live gaming?
- Whether Novell's new technology will be able to scale down all Xbox 360 games to make them compatible with the hardware specs of iPhone?
- Will the gaming experience on iPhone will be same as Xbox 360 without joystick and buttons?
One more thing i would like to share is that Capcom have already released scaled down version of Street Fighter IV for iPhone and its available in the App Store for US $9.99. We will get answers to all of the above questions when Novell will be going to announce this revolutionary technology tomorrow. So stay tuned :)Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback