Microsoft has announced the launch of a new social gaming portal called the Microsoft Game Hub that primarily integrates three of the company’s offerings – Bing Games, MSN Games and Windows Live Messenger. The company had to rebuild the MSN Games section while updating the Live Messenger to integrate the offering. Bing Games has been extended to more countries namely, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
The new Microsoft Game Hub will let users search and play any of the games from these older portals while connecting with their friends over the Live Messenger. This is basically casual gaming gone social. Explaining the move, Michael Wolf, the senior marketing manager for XBox Product Marketing said,
“With today’s announcements, we’ve made it easier to find and play the games you love while connecting to the people who matter most to you. We’re driving that experience across multiple platforms so millions of players can share their experiences with their social circles.”
As the company has put it on the media statement, Solitaire does not have to be solitary any more!