When word got out that Microsoft was secretly deploying their games – including Age of Empires – in Asia on Android and iOS, people went crazy. Maybe not quite that far, but while Microsoft has been playing the field for a while, the idea of bringing some of their Xbox-only franchises to platforms they don’t complete with (no, Windows Phone doesn’t count), it got me thinking back to some heyday franchises that would be perfect. With that, I present to you the five franchises that Microsoft should be bringing to smartphones.
Okay, this would be a little harder because of the controls involved, but between two virtual sticks to control, a jump and some tweaks, this could be a lot easier than you think. Plus, by the third game it was already super colorful and dispensable enough to be perfect for a mobile experience. Photo credit: IGN