Skulls of the Shogun to have Windows 8-WP-Xbox cross platform play

A few weeks ago, game developer 17-Bit Studios announced that their first game, Skulls of the Shogun, would be a Windows 8 exclusive for the PC version of the game, thanks in part to their publishing deal with Microsoft. This week, the developer announced that the turn-based game will also feature cross platform multiplayer across the Windows 8, Windows Phone 7 and Xbox 360 versions.

The press release states:

Skulls of the Shogun supports cross-platform, asynchronous (turn-based) multiplayer for up to 4 players, allowing gamers to invite friends via Xbox Live — no matter what platform they’re on. Notifications alert players to game invites and when it’s their turn to play. Cross-platform play applies to the game’s extensive single-player campaign, too; progress may be saved to the cloud and resumed on any device.

17-Bit Studios also announced that the game will be playable on both Windows 8 and Windows RT tablets, including the recently announced Surface, and will also have "multi-touch, gamepad, and keyboard/mouse interfaces." The game should be released for all of its Microsoft-based platforms around the time Windows 8 is scheduled to launch later this year.

Source: Skulls of the Shogun web site | Image via 17-Bit Studios

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allowing gamers to invite friends via Xbox Live no matter what platform they're on.

Windows 8 exclusive

lol, yeah okay. Good luck with that.