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Silverlight headed to Xbox 360 next week?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 05 Apr 2011 23:10 User comments (2)

Silverlight headed to Xbox 360 next week? Winrumors has reported today that Microsoft appears to be on the verge of launching Silverlight for the Xbox 360.
The software giant will announce the plans at next week's MIX11 conference, and the sources claim the technology has been in the works for months.

Last November, Microsoft confirmed it was planning on bringing the tech to the console, but a Silverlight 5 preview day in December notably held back all details of the Xbox integrations.

If accurate, the company is also expected to open its own app Marketplace that will let Windows Phone 7 developers port their apps to the big screen.

Altogether, Silverlight will tie together the Xbox 360, Windows Phone 7 and the upcoming Windows 8 through a new "Jupiter" application model using AppX packages. Windows 8 will come with the app store pre-installed.

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2 user comments

15.4.2011 23:52

Well with any luck it'll have the support to play mkv files & other such unsupported formats tho the wiki i looked at is pointing at windows rather than xbox,still me wonders if it will now be poss at some point i freak'n hope so

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Silverlight

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 06 Apr 2011 @ 3:13

26.4.2011 9:35

Originally posted by scorpNZ:
Well with any luck it'll have the support to play mkv files & other such unsupported formats tho the wiki i looked at is pointing at windows rather than xbox,still me wonders if it will now be poss at some point i freak'n hope so

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Silverlight
I should think as long as someone writes a proper application..

~*Livin' Electronicallly*~

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