Microsoft may announce Silverlight for Xbox next week - by Tom Warren
Microsoft may be preparing to announce plans to introduce Silverlight for the Xbox 360, WinRumors has learned.
The software giant looks set to detail its plans at the MIX11 conference next week in Las Vegas. Persons familiar with the company’s plans say the feature has been in the works for some months. Microsoft previously revealed in November that it was planning to bring Silverlight to the Xbox as part of the next wave. Scott Guthrie, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s .NET Developer Platform, held a special Silverlight 5 preview day in December but chose to hold back the Xbox details until MIX11.
Guthrie will keynote at next week’s MIX11 conference and is expected to unveil the company’s plans to bring Silverlight 5 support to Xbox. Microsoft is positioning Silverlight as its strong multi-platform base to bridge the gap between mobile, PC and Xbox. Extending Silverlight into the Xbox market will allow Microsoft to create unique opportunities for application developers. One source, who wishes to remain anonymous, hinted that the company may be planning to create its own application Marketplace that would see developers scale their Windows Phone applications over to the big screen Xbox experience.
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