Microsoft has revealed how companion devices will work with the Xbox 360.
The software giant is planning a new dashboard in the coming months that will enable a “discoverable” option for Xbox 360 consoles. The option will allow Xbox owners to allow companion devices like Windows Phones to discover the Xbox 360. References to the feature first leaked in a development build of the new Xbox dashboard last week. GeekWire has captured a Microsoft demo at the company’s GameFest conference in Seattle recently. The demo shows how Microsoft plans to bridge Windows Phone and Xbox 360 gaming using QR codes. The demo shows how the company’s upcoming Kinectimals for Windows Phone will work alongside the Xbox 360 equivalent.
Microsoft previously revealed, at Mobile World Congress 2011, that the company is planning a variety of ways for Windows Phone users to link up to Xbox 360 games. The software maker demonstrated its Kinect Adventures title alongside a Windows Phone 7 user controlling aspects of the game. David Treadwell, who introduced the video below, told attendees of the GameFest keynote in that this type of gaming is an example of the “connected companion experiences” that Microsoft is planning in the future.