Thursday, March 02, 2006

Did Anyone Else Notice This About SideStreet

In the car skins, on the passenger side, even in the race car, there is an XBox360 controller. I don't want to read into this, but did you ever think that the MSFT team might be looking to create virtual marketplaces or real environments for Xbox games? The combination of VE with FlightSim, SideStreet, MapPoint, and other ongoing projects look as if they're moving towards an end goal that does create a real "virtual earth." The market isn't with us geogeeks, it's with the XBox crowd. And something that models real places lends to virtual street races, virtual gang fights, and other MMOG's. Plus, talking to my higher-up buddies at MSFT, they've said things like this previously.

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