The man responsible for overseeing the Xbox Live Arcade portfolio, David Edery, has revealed that Microsoft wants to offer a more diverse selection of games on its popular download service.
In an interview withGamasutra, Edery admitted that there were certain types of games that Microsoftwaslooking to bring to XBLA, specifically "More 'experimental' games and models of gameplay... Non-combat, cooperative multiplayer games... More board games."
Given that the majority of XBLA titles are aimed squarely at retro heads, a little diversity would certainly be most welcome.
Now all that's needed is a developer with the vision and skills to knock up a credible peace-loving, coop board game that fires from left field...
February 20, 2007