[Rumor] Microsoft replacing Xbox Live chat system with Skype for the next gen
The CVG reports a source close to or within Microsoft states the company is planning to ditch the current Xbox Live chat system in favor of a Skype system starting next generation,
The new chat system would be in place by the time the next Xbox is released. It is also part of a large plan by Microsoft to consolidate all their current communication technology and service into a single service based around Skype.
The source added:
Microsoft bought Skype in 2011 for around $8.5 billion and have been rumored since then to be considering how to incorporate the tech into their existing services.