Wireless company Qualcomm Incorporated announced that it will extend Microsoft's recently announced Live Anywhere, a network infrastructure that will allow players to communicate and interact seamlessly with the Xbox 360, Windows Vista PCs, and mobile handsets, to its BREW platform.
This collaboration supports Microsoft's announcement to unify gaming across multiple devices and platforms. During today's BREW 2006 Conference in San Diego, Microsoft and Qualcomm demonstrated the integrated mobile gaming experience in development for the BREW platform. Live Anywhere is being designed to allow not only communication between the devices, but also the sharing of information between users, in much the same way Xbox Live links together users of the Xbox 360.
Microsoft's Live Anywhere will be delivered to mobile users on BREW handsets by leveraging off of Qualcomm's uiOne and deliveryOne technologies, and by working with the key players in the global wireless value chain that support BREW -- consisting of operators, handset manufacturers, publishers and developers.
"Mobile is a proven and compelling gaming platform and a natural extension of our vision for a seamless and unified gaming experience for our game players of all skill levels and across all platforms," said Chris Early, studio manager, Microsoft Casual Games. "We're excited to work with Qualcomm to extend the Live Anywhere vision onto the BREW gaming platform -- helping to provide on-the-go access for our gaming communities at anytime, anywhere."