Microsoft must build expertise for Xbox Live Arcade

Phil Spencer(GM of Microsoft Game Studios) recently told Develop magazine something very interesting. Phil claims that by RARE working on a Viva Pinata game for the Nintendo DS it builds expertise for future development on the Xbox Live Arcade.

“It might play out in handheld today and it might play out on Xbox Live Arcade later on; there are a lot similarities between handheld games and Xbox Live Arcade games and you see some XBLA games have a history in that space.

So as you see Microsoft doesn’t really want to help Nintendo(who thought of that?). Microsoft wants to promote Viva Pinata on the DS and build expertise for future development of Xbox Live Arcade games.

Spencer: DS development can aid our design skills [developmag]

[Via Kotaku]

-Michael “Thrills Killa” Pacheco-

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