Skype Heading to Xbox 360
After Microsoft’s Skype acquisition last May, many have been waiting to see what changes might be coming to the popular VOIP service. A job listing at Microsoft seems to have given it all away though, as they are currently looking to hire a ‘Software Development, Engineer, Xbox – Skype’
Reading from the description –
Skype is software that enables the world’s conversations. Hundreds of millions of individuals and businesses actively use Skype making hundreds of millions minutes of video / voice calls per day, send instant messages and sharing files with other Skype users. We’re building the next generations of our products and technology right here in London and Skype is looking to hire a Software Development Engineer to contribute to the development of our experiences on Xbox.
This job listing is all there is to go off at the moment, but it certainly sounds like Skype is on the way to the Xbox platform. With E3 only a couple of months away, it would seem the perfect time for Microsoft to announce another wave of their Entertainment Apps which have become increasingly popular with services such as Netflix, BBC iPlayer, YouTube, and LoveFilm just to name a few.
There’s always the chance that it could tie directly into the Party Chat system already available on the platform, with the ability for users on other devices to join an Xbox Live Party Chat….but that’s just all speculation at the moment.
Source – OXM UK