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Silverlight support coming to the Xbox 360?

Silverlight support coming to the Xbox 360? 8 April 2011 17:02:51

Microsoft’s Silverlight platform could be coming to the Xbox 360 in the near future, reports suggest.

According to Digital Spy, WinRumors has reported that Scott Guthrie, the corporate vice president of Microsoft's .NET Developer Platform, will give the keynote address at the upcoming MIX 11 conference next week, which has led to speculation he will announce the move.

Mr Guthrie previously held a preview of Silverlight 5 in December where Xbox 360 support was expected to be announced.

It could see a new Silverlight-based app marketplace on the Xbox 360 with the possibility of Windows Phone 7 apps being made available on the console.

Xbox Indie Games developer Michael McLaughlin told Digital Spy: “I think Silverlight would be a nice addition if they do add it.

"It's fun to work with and it has different strengths than XNA does, so I think we would see a lot of fun and innovative games made using it."

Microsoft’s Silverlight was originally released in 2007, with the latest version, the fourth to be released, out last year.ADNFCR-2752-ID-800493797-ADNFCR

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