Thursday 22 June 2006
Microsoft is planning to release some of its top Xbox Live Arcade games as retail titles, according to Xbox chief, Peter Moore.
With around 50% of Xbox 360 owners still currently offline, Mr Moore believes the cheerful titles, previously only available on the Xbox Live service, will attract non-gamers to the console. Having played Hardwood Backgammon, we can confirm it's more exciting than real backgammon, so maybe he has a point.
While exact details are yet to be confirmed, such as pricing and whether the titles will be offered as individual titles or a compilation package, it will be interesting to see whether Geometry Wars can light up the charts like it does so many hearts.
Above: Mutant Storm Reloaded on Xbox Live Arcade. Would you pick it up over a full title?