It’s funny to think how hyped the Xbox 360’s Twitter and Facebook ‘apps’ where before they were released. It’s especially funny now that Microsoft is ‘retiring‘ them from the latest version of the Dashboard when it launches.
The Dashboard update will be mandatory, which means if you’re currently reliant on the 360’s (rather basic) Twitter and Facebook applications to do your social networking, you’ll need to not be soon. Or, well, use the built-in Internet Explorer 9.
The removal of the apps is, apparently, to “streamline” the interface. It’s safe to assume both applications weren’t being widely used, not a huge surprise given that you needed to be an Xbox Live Gold member to open them.
And that they were rubbish.