Microsoft: Live Anywhere is not abandoned

Microsoft first mentioned their Xbox Live mobile tie-in application Live Anywhere nearly 2 years ago at E3 2006, after which it pretty much disappeared. While theres been a private demo or two, no real solid news (like a release date) has come of it since.

At the Electronic Gaming Summit yesterday, Microsoft exec Jeff Bell touched on the topic for all of two seconds, saying “Live anywhere is not abandoned, it’s just not easy to do.”

The difficulty most likely stems from the mobile gaming portion, and not the gamercard/statistics side of things — they’ve been showing off what appeared to be working demos of the latter for two years now, and alternatives have already been rolled out by third party iPhone developers. Gotta push out something soon, Microsoft. Two years is a long time.

[Via Kotaku]