Microsoft in talks with game publishers for mobile marketplace


In an attempt to become more relevant less irrelevant in the mobile space, Microsoft is looking to hook up with EA and Gameloft to create content for the upcoming Windows Marketplace. Edge reports the company is also discussing partnerships with Facebook and internet radio provider, Pandora.

Microsoft has kept rather tight-lipped about its plans for gaming on Windows Mobile, but Robbie Bach, head of MS's entertainment and devices division (i.e. Xbox), is set to keynote at CTIA Wireless Conference in Vegas tomorrow. Considering it was almost impossible to get away from iPhone talk during GDC this year, it'll be interesting to see if Microsoft can capitalize on the current excitement in the mobile space for its platform.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.