WP7-style makeover for Xbox Live

WP7-style makeover for Xbox LiveSpeaking at E3, Mike Delman, VP of global marketing for Microsoft’s interactive entertainment unit, explains that a future Xbox Live update will see the platform mimic Windows Phone 7’s live tile design.

Furthermore, with the arrival of Windows 8, Xbox Live will evolve to become a cross-platform hub with oodles of content for different devices.

"Live has been successful on the Windows Phone,” Delman told the Seattle Times. “Live will be built into the PC. It will be the service where you get your entertainment. We were talking about it - you will not just see consoles and handhelds at this show next year, this show's going to morph into other devices."

Sounds a lot like iTunes to us.

"There will be a lot of similarities in design and service philosophy," admits Delman. "Whether it's us or Apple or anybody else, people want to be able to navigate through multiple devices in a certain ecosystem very seamlessly so we're committed to that."

Very true, Delman. Very true. I can’t think of an “amusing” comment, so I’ll simply concede that it sounds like a good idea.

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blizzard7  Jun. 14, 2011 at 11:17

I must say it looks very appealing. I love how Microsoft revitalises the UI on Xbox 360 for basically nothing every other year or so. Definitely increases my perception of its value. Smart move as well for combining design philosophies on all platforms.


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