Microsoft: "More to share" later on possible SkyDrive app for Xbox One

In December, Microsoft gave Xbox 360 owners a new and somewhat unexpected addition to its app lineup: SkyDrive. The app allows users to view their photos and videos stored on the cloud data service on their big screen TV and even supports the console's Kinect add-on.

Microsoft showed off a number of apps that will be a part of the upcoming Xbox One console during its press release on Tuesday, including Skype, Netflix, Internet Explorer and HBOGO. One app that strangely didn't show up in the Xbox One presentation was SkyDrive.

Neowin contacted Microsoft to see if a SkyDrive app was in the works for the new console, but unfortunately the company's response was non-committal, with a spokesperson saying only, "We'll have more to share on this at a later time."

Hopefully this means that the company simply doesn't want to comment yet about the SkyDrive support. Microsoft's push to add cloud features to Xbox One is pretty evident and it would seem to be a no-brainer to include an official SkyDrive app for the console's users.

Microsoft does seem to be keeping quiet a few things close to its vest about the Xbox One, including how the console will support used disc games. It may be waiting until its E3 2013 press conference June 10th to reveal a lot more about its strategies for the console.

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amnesia- said,
Of course the app is in the works.

The idea of having an app for the X1 console seems a bit silly to me.
It should be just built right into the platform so it's native to the UI.

There is no way I'd be loading up an additional app just to view my skydrive content. I'm going to assume it'll be all integrated anyway since they already suggested you'd be able to share your gaming moments.

amnesia- said,
Of course the app is in the works.

Oh of course. But more importantly, who cares? I'm still waiting for them to show me something about the XBox One that makes me NEED it... And I really want to need it. LOL

sagum said,

The idea of having an app for the X1 console seems a bit silly to me.
It should be just built right into the platform so it's native to the UI.


While this is true, it's probably easier to update an app than the whole OS. SkyDrive is updated frequently, and since people are generally slower at updating OS than apps, it's probably better to keep it as an app. But that doesn't mean they shouldn't have OS integration as well (similar to both Windows and Windows Phone... they both have OS integration and apps)

WHAT??!?!?! They are not giving out full details right now, when we demand it from them? They must be hiding something, and we need to create some hypothetical scandal about this that proves that the PS4 is better because it does not have Cloud support but when Sony later announces Cloud support, then we should forget all those arguments and claim that Sony having Cloud support makes the PS4 vastly superior!