Next-Gen Xbox To Run Windows 8
Windows 8 isn’t a particularly well-liked system, because it uses a somewhat painful ‘tile’ system. Now, Microsoft GM Brian Hall has slipped that the next-gen Xbox will be using Windows 8.
He said: “We’ve had Hotmail and operated Hotmail for about 16 years, we obviously have Exchange, and Outlook, that people use at work. We just decided it was time to do something new and bring the best from each of those and put them together and release it right in time for the new wave of products that we could have coming out with Windows 8, with the new version of Office with the new Windows phone and the new Xbox.”
This is supposed to be a part of a plan to rid the Xbox consoles of a ‘lifecycle’ – basically give them software and heaps of updates that will keep them feeling ‘new’.
My response? Can we hear more about games, please, anyone?