Microsoft to Bring Some Xbox and PC Games to the iPhone, 'Age of Empires' Expected First

Ageofempires 1According to a report by the Nikkei (via Reuters), Microsoft is planning on bringing a number of its Xbox and Windows games to the iPhone as soon as later this year.

Microsoft has partnered up with Japanese gaming firm KLab Inc. to port its games over to both iOS and Android.

Microsoft Corp will offer its console and computer games for Apple Inc's iPhone and other smartphone platforms this fiscal year, through a tie-up with Japanese smartphone game maker Klab Inc, the Nikkei said on Monday.

Through a licensing deal, Klab will bring Microsoft's Xbox and Windows-based computer games to the iPhone and smartphones using Google Inc's Android operating system, according to the Nikkei.

Age of Empires is said to be one of the first to arrive, with Reuters saying it will be a free-to-play game expected by the end of fiscal 2013.

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Top Rated Comments

overanalyzer Avatar
143 months ago
I'd be all over an iPad version of Age of Empires. Great to see Microsoft doing this.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nickharris1992 Avatar
143 months ago
Age of Empire for the ipad would be amazing.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Pompiliu Avatar
143 months ago
How about MS Train Simulator for iPad? :)
I'd suck a d**k for that. That's what my ex gf used to say. She was trashy.:D

P.S. Damn i miss her. I might call her. Hope she got out of jail.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Chupa Chupa Avatar
143 months ago

Age of Empires is said to be one of the first to arrive, with Reuters saying (http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/06/24/us-microsoft-games-idUKBRE95N16J20130624) it will be a free-to-play game expected by the end of fiscal 2013.

Bleh. Pass. I love this new age terminology "free to play" games. Yeah, it's about as enjoyable playing in free mode as it was pretending to play an arcade game in demo mode when you were out of tokens.

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Does this mean Microsoft is giving up on making a phone themselves?

No it means they are not going to discriminate against OSes when it comes to pocket picking.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bluespider Avatar
143 months ago
so we get the games and the windows phone doesn't LOL
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Peace Avatar
143 months ago
Smart move by Microsoft.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)