Microsoft still hiring for Skype Xbox team; when will it be out?

It's been well over a year since Microsoft aquired Skype and since then there's been new Skype clients released for Windows Phone, Windows 8 and Windows RT. But what about Microsoft's Xbox 360 game console? In August, we noted that the company had two job openings to work in London with a team designed to port Skype to Xbox.

Microsoft has stayed silent on its plans for adding Skype support for Xbox, but the company still continues to hire people to work on the team. The latest such job opening was posted on the Microsoft Careers page earlier this month for a Software Development Engineer. The job listing states:

As a member of the Skype Xbox Engineering Team in London, you will have a strong technical background developing client and/or embedded software. Success in this role will likely be driven by your technical understanding, passion for shipping product, a user focus and an Agile approach to software development.

The big question: Will Skype be added to the current Xbox 360 console during a big software update for the Xbox dashboard, or is Microsoft going to way to put in Skype out of the box for the next Xbox console? Hopefully we won't have to wait for much longer to find out.

Source: Microsoft Careers | Image via Microsoft

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