Microsoft Game Studios adds in-house mobile team

Company to open new studio MGS Mobile Gaming
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Microsoft will use its own internal development teams to populate the upcoming Windows Mobile games platform.

The company said it is establishing a new studio, known as MGS Mobile Gaming, which will “support first party development and evangelise mobile gaming across MGS”.

Windows Mobile 7 is the PC giant’s newest attempt to capture the lucrative mobile gaming space – one that is currently dominated by Apple and, to a lesser extent, Google.

The first set of Windows Mobile 7 phones are set to launch this year, though details remain unknown.

“Our vision is to deliver games and entertainment so good that people will want them always with them, on a service that makes them social, connected and relevant anywhere their life goes,” Microsoft said in a job posting.

“In addition, as the Center of Excellence for Mobile Games, the studio will develop showcase internal mobile games and entertainment experiences, while acting as the technical hub and spearhead for mobile game technology.”