by John Callaham
Microsoft has already announced it plans to release a new Xbox SmartGlass app for people who get the upcoming Xbox One console. This week, Microsoft revealed some more information on how specific games will be able to access the app to add more features to their titles.
In a post on the Xbox Wire blog, Microsoft showed how Capcom's open world zombie action game Dead Rising 3 will use the Xbox SmartGlass app to act as a smartphone in the game itself. The player will receive calls and text messages from characters in the game that will take them on special missions that will be exclusive to SmartGlass users. It also offers a mission tracker, a news ticker, a real time map, and ways for the device to call in drone gun support or even air strikes against the zombie horde.
Microsoft's own game creation tool Project Spark will use Xbox SmartGlass as a direct mirror to the Xbox One version. The blog states:
It delivers the full power and visual fidelity of Xbox One with the additional benefit of the Windows 8 touch interface and a virtual keyboard on the device connected via SmartGlass. This means that you can play, create, and share on SmartGlass devices.The Xbox One version of Ubisoft's dancing game Just Dance 2014 will use the Xbox SmartGlass app to set up playlists for the game, along with the new PartyMaster mode. This will give one player a way to choose the next dance move in the game or even to switch the songs that are being played.
Source: Microsoft | Image via Capcom