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Microsoft is certainly looking to streamline their services, as computer and gaming site CVG has learned from a “person familiar with the matter” that Microsoft will be “consolidating all their communications technology” around the Skype platform, making Skype the platform with which gamers will communicate in the near future and could likely bring the ability to communicate with other Skype users while gaming as well.

Skype is also in the process of replacing Microsoft’s long-standing Windows Live Messenger service, which the company has planned to complete by March 15.

A recent job advertisement revealed Microsoft was seeking a user interface designer for the “next gen Xbox”. The job location was said to be at Microsoft’s UK-based Skype offices. The job description reveals: “The team you’ll join is responsible for Skype in the living room (broadly the home), across various devices but with a focus on the large screen and the next generation of Xbox.”

This has been something that has been rumored for quite some time, though Microsoft has not yet made any official announcements as to when exactly this would happen. Stay tuned.

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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at