Windows, Windows Phone and XBOX + cloud & Visual Studio= cross platform gaming

Wow, two coups for TechEd MEA – they get Eric Rudder to present AND they get a pretty impressive demo from Eric of a single game running across a Windows 7 PC, a Windows Phone 7 Series device and XBOX 360. The unspoken part of the demo is the cloud of course and the fact that Live ID enables this seamless switch from one platform to the next and for the state to be stored in the cloud.

As I watched it I thought to myself “okay I wonder how real this is”…foolish of me given it’s Rudder as he then opens Visual Studio and shows the project with 90% of code shared across the project.

via Engadget and kudos to my friends down in Microsoft MEA for getting this.