We’re all excited to see what the next generation of consoles bring to the table and the speculations are at an all time high.
Microsoft’s Xbox 360 was the first current gen consoles to hit the stores followed by the Wii and PS3, this time around Microsoft might be second with the Wii U already announced but according to a new job listing by the Redmond giant the wait might not be that long after all.
Skype is working on powering real-time voice and video communications on the Xbox. Xbox is a fundamental lynchpin of Skype’s living-room strategy, and we are focused on enabling amazing new in-game and in-console voice and video experiences for the next generation of Xbox. This is a crucial initiative for Xbox, and it is time-critical given the hardware lead times involved.
Its pretty much a given that Skype will be present on the next Xbox but with the amount of emphasis shown in the job listing Microsoft wants to waste no time. I think its safe to say that the software part of the console could be in its final stages, guess we’ll have to wait till E3 to find out.