question about windows phone 7 xbox games

Discussion in 'Windows Phone Apps and Games' started by johnlite, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. johnlite

    johnlite New Member

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    hi,
    i want to buy windows phone 7 but i need to ask question about this
    can you play xbox games for windows phone 7 without the need to have xbox console ?

    thanks
  2. ninjaap

    ninjaap Moderator

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    Well you're not really playing "xbox" games made for the console. You can download and play xbox live enabled games for the phone. The two are completely different. The goal though (eventually), is to have the same titles on both the console and the phone, so they are connected and can achieve live or turn based game play.

    So the shorter answer is: You don't need an xbox console.
  3. coUnity.at

    coUnity.at New Member

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    You do not need an Xbox console. The games are not the same as they are on your xbox (if you have one), they are just connected to the Xbox Live network.

    You can buy Windows Phone Games just like every other app in the Marketplace (directly on the phone), this has nothing to do with owning an Xbox. But if you already have an Xbox Live account, you can connect your phone with it. This will enable you to gain Xbox Live achievements on the phone.

    Be aware that this also means that games that you have bought for your xbox console cannot be played on your phone (afaik), those are different platforms.

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