Microsoft Buys Skype – Xbox LIVE Just Got More Powerful

Microsoft kills the competition by offering $8.5 Billion for Skype and sealing the deal on what could be one of the biggest investments in communication tech and gaming. I honestly did not see this coming at all, I figured Sony would have jumped on this years ago to bring cross game chat, but again, Microsoft closes another smart deal.

“Skype will support Microsoft devices like Xbox and Kinect, Windows Phone and a wide array of Windows devices, and Microsoft will connect Skype users with Lync, Outlook, Xbox Live and other communities,” boasts the company. “Microsoft will continue to invest in and support Skype clients on non-Microsoft platforms.”

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  • Filty

    Wow! I was wondering how they were gonna use Skype, but it totally makes sense to add it to Xbox Live. Hope they implement it the right way.