Tuesday, January 9, 2007
Posted by Aaron Roma in "Zune Talk" @ 01:31 PM
"Microsoft Corp., the world's largest software maker, will introduce video games for its Zune music player within 18 months to match features available on Apple Computer Inc.'s dominant iPod. Peter Moore, a vice president in the company's Xbox video- game business, confirmed the plan yesterday, saying the Zune's large screen will offer a better way to play handheld games. He didn't specify what games would be offered."
Microsoft's Peter Moore has confirmed plans to add gaming to Zune. Good news. Unfortunately, the plan calls to add this support by July 2008. No, not 2007. 2008. As in about 18 months from now. I have been hooked on some of the fun little games that can be downloaded from Xbox live, and have been excited about the possibility of adding some of these types of games to my Zune. While I figured this functionality was on the way, I'm quite dismayed to find out it could be a year and a half before we see it. I sure hope some of the other functionality improvements I'm looking for don't take as long.