Microsoft admitting defeat ? (Kinectimals on iOS)
Just stumbled upon this:
MS releasing a Kinect port on iOS?
As far as I can tell that is a first for them (all the other stuff on iTunes is Bing, MSN or Windows Mobile related apart from a Halo information app).
Do they admit they finally lost the mobile game space "war" by releasing on iOS?
Awesome. I'm not about to waste money on a Kinect, but I'll totally buy the iPad app for my kids.
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That really means nothing. Office is available for Macs, that doesn't mean Microsoft has admitted that Windows lost to OS-X. Current mobile Windows systems certainly have a small market share, so it makes sense to milk the Kinectimals cow while the iron is hot (...or something) and sell on a more popular platform since Windows 8 with its new mobile support is still a year away.
How is it "admitting defeat" to want to make the most money possible out of their entertainment products? No one was going to buy a Windows Phone because Kinectimals was on it, and no one is going to decide against a Windows Phone because they can get Kinectimals somewhere else.
If "admitting defeat" means monetizing, then yeah, sure
Didn't they also put out a game for the DS? Was it Viva Pinata or something like it?
Edit: I found it. Viva Pinata Pocket Paradise. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viva_Pi...ocket_Paradise
Last edited by Telefrog; 12-13-2011 at 11:43 AM.
I wasn't aware that Microsoft had ever entered the mobile game space "war". Did I miss the XBoy, the KinectGear or the 360 Nomad?
Originally Posted by intruder
I recall some MS guys doing a public mock funeral of iOS devices when they released the newest Windows Mobile version so please don't tell me it was / is all roses between Apple and them.
Also we all should know how MS is operating:
Enter a market, adapt, dominate, kill the competition (browers etc.).
I'm simply astonished they release games on iOS now sorry.
Windows Phone is a pretty obvious competitor to iOS, particularly on the game front (where they have Xbox Live integration, with achievements 'n' stuff).
Originally Posted by Bahimiron
Maybe we'll reach a point where Microsoft prefers porting their games to iOS rather than Windows.
I'm sure Microsoft is on its way out, what with most PC releases ditching Windows for Debian and the XBox 360 not making money at all.
Originally Posted by mkozlows
I genuinely forgot that even existed.
There is probably a constant "battle" at Microsoft between the Windows division, desktop and phone, and the rest of software products, because it makes sense to make your software available everywhere to maximize profit but also to consider giving your own OS preference to help there market share.
In the case of Kinectmals, one game is not going to make any difference when choosing your phone OS, but by making it available on more then one phone it helps to market Kinectmals and Kinect so it's an easy decision.
Also Windows phone competes directly with Android for the phone manufactures, the competition with IOs exists but is little more indirect.
Also this last week lots of new apps from Microsoft appeared on IOs almost like they were all ready to go just waiting for Balmer to say " alright Windows Phone guys the exclusive window is over, open the IOs flood gates"
Wow you aren't kidding. They just rolled out SkyDrive with 25GB storage.