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Xbox Arcade Games Coming To Windows Phone 7

Software giant Microsoft has said that Xbox Arcade games will be ported to its upcoming Windows Phone 7 using the XNA framework, Tech Radar has reported.

The XNA framework is used to develop Xbox Arcade games.

Oded Ran, the head of Consumer Marketing for Windows Phone at Microsoft confirmed that the company wanted to be a leader in the world gaming market, and the Windows Phone 7 was the ideal platform for the company to expand its gaming audience worldwide.

In a statement, Ran said: “There are four million Xboxes in the UK compared to 2.5 million iPhones; we're now working with developers who know how to make games, and they're able to port Xbox Arcade games to mobile phones easily.”

He emphasised the fact that users would not be able to play games like Halo 3 on their Windows Phone 7 smartphone as "users want a 42-inch LCD TV and surround sound to play games like that."

The Windows Phone 7 operating system has been scheduled for an October 2010 release.