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MS looks to bring XBL gaming to Windows Mobile

Job ads suggest company to focus on avatar integration and multiscreen experiences

Microsoft could be planning to bring Xbox Live gaming to Windows Mobile phones, as implied by a range of job adverts.

The company is seeking a principal program manager, software test engineer and senior software test engineer who can bring "Xbox Live enabled games to Windows Mobile", reports The Telegraph.

In particular, the focus will be on avatar integration, social interactions and multiscreen experiences, according to the ads.

Microsoft's Live Anywhere gaming initiative currently allows gamers to use their Xbox and PC accounts across both platforms as well as use Microsoft Points, but Windows Mobile has, so far, not been included in the service.

Last year Microsoft's Shane Kim spoke about Live Anywhere saying the company hadn't forgotten about the portable online market.

"We've chosen to focus on the living room experience from a hardware standpoint, if you will, but we're building a service in Live that will extend to other platforms. No question about it," he said.

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