Microsoft Releases First True Cross-Platform Game

Xbox 360

Xbox 360Microsoft has finally done it. On Wednesday, the company announced the release of Skulls of the Shogun, the first game specifically designed to be played across a Windows Phone, Windows 8 PCs, Surface, and Xbox 360. In fact, you can download it right now: Windows Phone Store, Windows Store, and Xbox Live Marketplace. For a limited time, Skulls is being discounted for the first two platforms: the Windows 8 version costs $9.99 (normally $14.99) and the Windows Phone version is $4.99 (normally $6.99). The Xbox LIVE edition costs 1,200 Microsoft Points. The reason there are only three links instead of four is because the Windows Store link handles both Windows 8 and Windows RT devices. While Microsoft specifically names the Surface, because that’s what the game was optimized for, it should work on other Windows RT tablets as well.

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