Australia’s largest developer, Krome Studios are bringing a new concept called “Game Room” to Xbox Live, as news slowly starts being drip fed through to the media. The service will allow users to create their very own retro arcade and is coming our way in spring; in fact it doesn’t look too dissimilar to the PlayStation Home-style arcade.
The idea is that users will create their very own virtual arcade and invite their friends over to play, meet, chat and maybe even compare bragging rights. Upon launch we are told to expect thirty old-school games, and the added bonus of all the titles enjoying voice chat and online leaderboards which will link both Xbox 360 and PC users.
Microsoft said:“The new Game Room on Xbox Live, will be the place to relive the glory days of arcade games, with over 1000 games being released throughout the next three years”. Upon seeing early footage it does look good and there is something quite cool about you and your friend’s avatars wandering around the arcade you have just built but is there a catch? (more…)