When Microsoft bought Skype last year, there were all sorts of silly assumptions that it would mean the VoIP service’s withdrawal from platforms like iOS and Sony’s hardware. Of course, shrinking a user base is never a good idea and the world’s leading video call service has remained on all the platforms it resided.
Now, it seems, it’s going to a new platform – Xbox. This was also a possibility posited in the wake of the buyout last year and, given Microsoft’s recent love affair with their Kinect camera array, always seemed like a foregone conclusion.
A job listing has gone up on the Microsoft Careers site, looking for an Engineering Manager at Xbox for Skype. The role is in London and places heavy emphasis on a small team and a “startup mentality”.
It’s unclear whether this role is for the current Xbox platform – perhaps as a Kinect app – or if it’s for the imminent (but unannounced) new generation of hardware.
Source: Microsoft Careers