Microsoft takes its time over Xbox 360 Skype integration

It has been seven-and-a-half months since Microsoft acquired Skype in a $8.5 billion buyout last year, yet the software giant has yet to roll out the video calling platform across its key services, including Xbox 360. And it is believed that we may have to wait longer still for the games console version, with a suggestion that it won't be available until 2013.

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ThatDamnGeordie2361d ago (Edited 2361d ago )

I really hope this Skype integration isn't going to be just a run of the mill bog standard app with voice and video chat, although that would be great and all i feel Microsoft could do more with it.

What id like for them to do is integrate it into the already existing Xbox live chat/party chat. We all know the party is already pretty good but the skype sound quality is just on another level..... they could even go as far as to make it perform over multiple platforms example: Guy A is on his Xbox, Guy B is on his PC and Guy C is on his phone while all being in the same party chat. I feel this would really help Microsoft in the long run..... even the Kinect could maybe use some of the Skype video encoding (although im not sure how good or bad Skype video is).