Zune touts gaming credentials

Ever since the Zune was first announced the industry has patiently awaited Microsoft’s move to position the device as a games machine – and that could be about to arrive at last if a new promo video is anything to go by.

Gizmodo spotted an inclusion in the machine’s latest promo which shows a fully 3D racing game in action on the device.

Some are predicting that this will be a port of the upcoming Forza Motorsport 3, though there’s not yet any evidence to support this.

Microsoft has over the years given mixed messages regarding its intentions for Zune gaming, though the platform holder does appear to be warming toward the idea.

In 2007 former Xbox man J Allard played down the machine’s gaming credentials, though earlier this year the firm spoke more openly about its gaming aspirations – with Shane Kim even going as far as to say that an Xbox handheld is definitely in the pipeline.

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