Microsoft has plans to reveal the first details of an Xbox 360 “Game Room” at the Consumer Electronics Show, which will kick off tomorrow.
The first snippets of information were garnered from a short interview held with Robert Bach, President of Entertainment & Devices Division at Microsoft. Now since pulled from the website, (you can still view the video here) the interview alludes to some interesting facts about the new service.
According to Bach, the “Game Room” serves as a bridge to the previous generation of gamers who grew up alongside the burgeoning video game industry; more specifically, the new application would assist in reminding contemporary gamers on how classic games can remain fun and interesting.
It would appear that Microsoft is taking a page out of Sony’s PlayStation Home service, in which avatars are able to play retro arcade games while socializing in a networked environment.