Gaming in Utah


Yesterday I went with the Governor to visit Microsoft's Salt Lake City facility.  A few years back Microsoft bought a local company called Access Software to fold into their computer game unit.  That group, now 150 strong, writes games for the Xbox.  There are some pretty impressive things their doing with computer generated scenery.  One of the things that surprised me is how fully developed some of the graphics is for games that are still 12 months away from launch.  Their production process was very similar to what we saw last year at Pixar.