Friday, September 21, 2007

Xbox Live to be launched in India

Microsoft's Xbox Live, the online gaming and entertainment network for the Xbox 360 video game system, would be launched in India by December end.

Xbox Live, an online gaming and entertainment service, would connect an individual to friends, games and entertainment, through the Xbox 360 system, a gaming console, according to Mohit Anand, Country Manager, entertainment and devices division Microsoft India said.

The network can connect an individual with more than seven million members across 25 countries. India would become the 26th market to launch the network, he said.

The service is being launched after more than a year of its global launch since there were certain developmental works that were to be put in place, he said.

The network would deliver an array of content for consumers around the globe, including access to music videos, movie trailers, playable game demos, multi-player games, he said. In addition a gamer could enjoy classic retail and arcade games such as coin-operated and retro classics, puzzles games, card and board games.

The network would also offer the facility of chatting with friends directly from a television set using the Window Live Messenger. Access to the Xbox Live network could be arranged through an Xbox 360 broadband connection.

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