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Xbox 360 Silverlight announcement set for next week

Microsoft could be set to announce plans to introduce Silverlight for the Xbox 360, maybe even as soon as next week.

According to WinRumours, the software giant looks set to detail its plans at the MIX11 conference next week in Las Vegas, with persons familiar with the company’s plans saying the feature has been in the works for some months.

Microsoft’s Scott Guthrie, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s .NET Developer Platform, held a special Silverlight 5 preview day in December but chose to hold back the Xbox details. Now Guthrie will keynote at next week’s MIX11 conference and is expected to finally unveil the company’s plans to bring Silverlight 5 support to Xbox.

Silverlight is a multi-platform base built to bridge the gap between mobile and PC and now it seems Xbox 360. By extending Silverlight into the Xbox market this will allow developers to scale their Windows Phone applications over to the big screen Xbox experience. There is also talk of Silverlight even having its own marketplace for this purpose.

It seems that we may hear more on this soon, but file this as a rumour for now.

Edited On 05 Apr, 2011

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