Microsoft clarifies Windows 8 on Xbox comment
Published Aug 7 2012, 23:48 BST | By Scott Nichols Microsoft
has clarified its comments that Windows 8 will be supported on the next Xbox.
The initial comment came from The Verge
's interview with Microsoft's Brian Hill, who referred to "the new Xbox" as one of the many platforms to support Windows 8
However, in a statement issued to G4
, Microsoft said that Hill's comments were misunderstood.
"The comments to The Verge
were not understood in their intended context," Microsoft said.
"When Brian mentioned a 'new wave of products', he was referring to the full lineup of products coming later this year from Microsoft, including Windows 8, Office, Windows Phone and of course our fall Xbox update which will bring a host of new consumer experiences like Xbox Music, Videos, Games on Windows 8 and Xbox SmartGlass."
The Xbox fall dashboard update was announced at E3 2012, and will add new features including Internet Explorer
, Xbox Music and SmartGlass support
to use any smartphone or tablet as a second interactive screen for games and entertainment apps.
SmartGlass will also assist with navigation of the Internet Explorer Xbox 360 app, and allow users to resume streaming videos on their mobile device that started on the Xbox 360.
Last month Microsoft accepted applications for a public beta test of the new dashboard
, which will begin rolling out to qualifying users in the coming weeks.
Meanwhile, rumours surround Microsoft's next Xbox console, after a series of leaked documents
suggest it will integrate with Kinect 2.0 and the long-rumoured Xbox TV