For those of us who have more Words With Friends games going than actual friends you see on a day-to-day basis, I have some bad news for you. Or good, depending on how you see it.
In a recent interview, Zynga CEO Mark Pincus dropped a few hints that the social gaming company responsible for the addictive CityVille, Mafia Wars, and Words With Friends may be looking to expand to the Xbox console.
Speaking to interviewer Om Malik, Pincus remarked that “right now we are building back-end technology, so that your game state can be saved and served up in difference screens/devices. The interaction cues will take from the different devices. In other words, you can play a game on a computer and call it up on Xbox and you resume from the point you left off, except the game play will now be customized for the Xbox controller.”
When asked for clarification by GamesIndustry International, Zynga declined to comment.
Ryan Bates is a native of Southern California currently in a love/hate relationship with Las Vegas, Nevada. (It's complicated.) Ryan is a Nintendiehard but does not discriminate against other consoles. He is also involved with the growing Gaymer movement.
When not gaming, Ryan enjoys boxing, trying out new foods, and theme parks, and has a sick yet totally radical fascination with '80s and '90s pop culture.