All of Microsoft’s future first-party games will be taking advantage of its new SmartGlass tech, the company’s said.
Announced at E3, the tech allows games etc to show additional data on tablets and smartphones. Watch the video below for a demo.
Speaking to Joystiq, Phil Spencer, Corporate VP of Microsoft Studios, confirmed that all of Microsoft Game Studios released would be making use of the app after it releases this fall.
He explains its behavior further: “It just makes so much sense for a developer who wants to supply, maybe not time-critical information, like ‘that enemy is getting ready to shoot you,’ but information that augments what’s happening on screen.
“..you’re even going to see situations like with Ascend, where there’s actually gameplay that happens on the phone, even when you’re away from your television and that interacts back with the online game that’s happening. So I think you’ll see information sharing, context sharing while you’re in the room, with video and with games, as well as gameplay happening in more distributed environments.”
Just ‘fall’ for now. Nothing more precise.
Here’s the video: