Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Xbox Live Arcade details

From Businessweek:

Peter Moore, Microsoft's VP of Xbox marketing and publishing division, recently revealed during the Digital Life event certain details for Xbox Live Arcade.
35 titles are planned to be available for the service by Summer 2006.
Over 40 developers and publishers have signed up to support Xbox Live Arcade, including Sega, Konami, and Namco.
The online service will launch November 22, the same day the Xbox 360 becomes available in the U.S.
Every member of Xbox Live Silver or Gold can download a trial version of the Xbox Live Arcade titles

"The next generation of Xbox Live Arcade for Xbox 360 will enhance the gaming experience for casual and competitive gamers alike, across the globe, providing something for everyone with world-class games and captivating content," commented Peter Moore.

"We're proud to be part of Xbox Live Arcade on Xbox 360, the world's first and only destination where gamers can find, download and buy smaller games directly to their console," said Scott A. Steinberg, Vice President of Marketing, Sega of America, Inc. "Retro, casual and hardcore gamers will be pleased to have access to the selection of quality Sega titles we plan to offer via the new Xbox Live Arcade."