After Microsoft’s $8.5 million purchase of Skype back in 2011, Microsoft has been replacing many of their popular services like MSN, with Skype. Back in November, Microsoft stated it would be phasing out it’s messenger service, MSN, and replacing it with Skype chat. Due to recent comments from an unnamed source in an interview withÂ the website CVG, It also appears that Skype will be making its way into the next Xbox console.
“A person more familiar with the matter” told CVG, thatÂ Microsoft will be â€œconsolidating all their communications technology,â€ which includes the nextÂ generationÂ of the Xbox console. More specifically, it wouldÂ “become the default chat service on the next generation Xbox console.” CVG was told that “you might jump to the conclusion that we’ll see asynchronous voice and video messages in next-gen Xbox Live.”
Also, A recent job listing has opened for a position at Microsoft’s UK-based Skype offices and the description reads “the team you’ll join is responsible for Skype in the living room (broadly the home), across various devices but with a focus on the large screen and the next generation of Xbox.” Microsoft has yet to officially confirm this integration of Skype into the next Xbox console.