While Microsoft's purchase of Skype made integration of the service into Xbox Live a near-certainty, don't expect it too soon.
Speaking to VG247
, EMEA Xbox Live product marketing manager Robin Burrowes said, ?I don?t know about the near future, but given the recently of the acquisition, it?s something we know that the company is focused on."
He went on to state that Microsoft is ?currently figuring out? how to bring Skype to Xbox Live, but that there's ?nothing in the immediate future for Skype, but the future is rosy in terms of how we can integrate it.?
Whether we'll see Skype on this generation of hardware looks to be up for grabs.