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Microsoft SmartGlass to feature in all first-party titles

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Microsoft's SmartGlass service will be incorporated into all first-party Xbox 360 titles.

The dual screen system, which links the console up with tablets and smartphones, syncs with a players' XBL Gamertag to offer supplementary materials and new gameplay features.

XBOX Smart Glass

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"It just makes so much sense for a developer who wants to supply, maybe not time-critical information like 'that enemy is getting ready to shoot you', but information that augments what's happening on screen," corporate VP Phil Spencer told Joystiq.

"You're even going to see situations like with Ascend, where there's actually gameplay that happens on the phone, even when you're away from your television and that interacts back with the online game that's happening.

"So I think you'll see information sharing, context sharing while you're in the room, with video and with games, as well as gameplay happening in more distributed environments."

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SmartGlass, announced during Microsoft's E3 2012 presentation, will be released in the autumn.

Watch a video demo of SmartGlass below:

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