In a recent interview the plucky guys at Gizmodo.com managed to somehow secure (has someone in the PR department dropped the ball here or are we missing something?) Microsoft chairman Bill Gates made an impressive claim regarding the future of Xbox Live.
?We expect the penetration of Live in the next generation to be over 80%. We'll put enough value into it to make that very, very attractive for people,? said Gates.
He continued to make perhaps the most startling extra-gaming claims for the future of Xbox Live to date. ?So anyway, we're investing a lot in having Live just be dramatically more. Obviously, we'll connect Xbox Live up to what we do with Messenger, so the idea that you can share music, talk to your friends, video chat with friends, voice chat, text chat?all those things between the Xbox world and the PC world?as the Xbox evolves, we'll get that going. So there's some nice connections that can take place there.?
Impressive stuff, huh? Microsoft, from the very top of the company, is now openly talking about doing all of the things it promised never to do. And seemingly, no one has noticed?