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Xbox One in-game and Party Chat powered by Skype, audio quality will be improved

Xbox One voice chat quality will be much improved compared to Microsoft's current-generation console thanks to the One's Skype integration, a Microsoft representative confirmed to Polygon.

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jujubee882505d ago (Edited 2505d ago )

edit: Sorry. Nevermind.

stage882504d ago

Since MS will want to push Skype on everything, for example competiting devices such as PS Vita. X-bone and PS4 gamers might actually be able to communicate with each other via Skype from their consoles. That sounds good.

aviator1892504d ago

I'm looking forward to the improved sound quality.
Also, would having skype mean we could talk to anyone while we're playing a game and not just our xbox live friends??

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney2504d ago

remember kinect is always listening?
xbox on!

"Microsoft has been accused of aiding the ability of law enforcement agencies to spy on users of its Skype messaging service, which can be used in-game on Xbox One, after allegations emerged that the service can be 'wiretapped'"

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NameRemoved00172504d ago (Edited 2504d ago )

Skype has been dead to me ever since Google Hangouts was released. Google Hangouts is far better at everything, it even has free calls to a real phones and the mobile app isn't a piece of crap.

lastofgen2504d ago

but we can use Skype for the new xbox....not google hangout..so what's your point regarding call services of xbox one??

NameRemoved00172504d ago

Skype has been going downhill ever since microsoft purchased it.

lastofgen2504d ago (Edited 2504d ago )

While Skype's quality may be subjective, you didn't really address my question..

and, just out of curiosity, how has the quality of calling on Skype diminished??

With the exception of a new layer of paint and tweaked interface, I haven't noticed any inferiority of call quality or video quality with ms's acquisition compared to before..

AngelicIceDiamond2504d ago

Its about time. The Codec over the mics are REALLY outdated on 360.

BattleAxe2504d ago

You'll probably have to buy the Xbox Pyrite subscription to get Skype.

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