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    Microsoft: We want Skype on PS4

    Microsoft’s corporate vice-president for Skype, Mark Gillett, has expressed his desire to bring the Skype video-calling service to the PlayStation 4 console.


    During the Xbox One reveal event in May Microsoft demonstrated how Skype would be integrated with their new Xbox One console and it appeared to be a unique feature however Skype want their video-call platform to be as open as possible by being available on as many devices as possible.


    Speaking to the BBC Gillett said:
    “We’ve worked with Sony for a long time. Skype ships today on the PlayStation Portable amongst other cross-platform devices that we deliver to, and for the last few years we’ve also been shipping versions of Skype that run on Sony TVs. ”We’re obviously not party to their pre-release [PlayStation] hardware road map [but] we’re committed to cross-platform.”

    Amazingly, if the Skype app were to come to PS4 it would make history for being the first time users of two mainstream home consoles (the Xbox One and PS4) could directly communicate with one another!


    In 2011 Microsoft purchased Skype for $8.5 billion.
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    I would love to see it come to PS4, even though they are both rivals I think it would definitely be a benefit to have it on the system.

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    I'd use it.

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    I'm kinda curious if it does happen, whether or not MS will require it to be behind the ps+ pay wall.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by shepard View Post
    I'm kinda curious if it does happen, whether or not MS will require it to be behind the ps+ pay wall.....
    LMAO! He shoots, he scores!

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    Also inthe actual news report they are devloping 3D video calls.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23866593

    Quote Originally Posted by shepard View Post
    I'm kinda curious if it does happen, whether or not MS will require it to be behind the ps+ pay wall.....
    That is not up to MS.
    Last edited by keefy; 08-30-2013 at 15:30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keefy View Post
    That is not up to MS.
    Heh yes I know....just thought it would be funny

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    question, does MS have to pay sony royalties for using blu-ray in their console???



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    Quote Originally Posted by JDizzleNO1 View Post
    question, does MS have to pay sony royalties for using blu-ray in their console???
    Yes, Sony is part of the Blu-ray group that MS pays royalties to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDizzleNO1 View Post
    question, does MS have to pay sony royalties for using blu-ray in their console???
    Not directly... they pay a group of developers that Sony is a part of.

    Skype is already on the vita and since it will be a usable controller I assumed this would happen and surprised it hasn't on ps3...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDizzleNO1 View Post
    question, does MS have to pay sony royalties for using blu-ray in their console???
    And MS gets royalties from Sony (and others) for their codecs used in Blu-ray playback. It's a vicious circle.

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    The NSA wants you to have Prism........ errr, Skype, on your PS4.

    Especially if they can't watch and listen to you through your Kinect all day long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soldier 95B View Post
    And MS gets royalties from Sony (and others) for their codecs used in Blu-ray playback. It's a vicious circle.
    While I know MS owns a number of codecs, I wasn't aware of what codecs they own that are part of Blu-Ray playback. I know they own some of the optional codecs, but they're optional



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    Quote Originally Posted by shepard View Post
    I'm kinda curious if it does happen, whether or not MS will require it to be behind the ps+ pay wall.....
    BooooM!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soldier 95B View Post
    And MS gets royalties from Sony (and others) for their codecs used in Blu-ray playback. It's a vicious circle.
    lol how funny this works!



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    I bet Sony feels the same way. Just a matter of if they want to pay for it. Which I'm sure they will at some point.




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    Something tells me that if Skype makes it to PS4, it will be crippled for no logical reason just like on PS Vita.

    I will be very surprised if I am wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terminator 101 View Post
    Something tells me that if Skype makes it to PS4, it will be crippled for no logical reason just like on PS Vita.

    I will be very surprised if I am wrong.
    Hi Terminator 101,

    In what way is Skype crippled on the Vita? Lack of video calls? (not being a smartarse, genuinely want to know)
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    What's the difference with Skype and Sony's own video chat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bitbydeath View Post
    What's the difference with Skype and Sony's own video chat?
    Cross platform
    So I for example could chat with my cousin while I'm beating up Heartless in Kingdom Hearts 3 and he's playing LoL on his PC

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    If Sony does pay MS to bring Skype to the PS4, which they should, this picture comes to mind. lol





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    I'm glad to see that even though MS did buy Skype out they have still kept to their commitment of running it independently.

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    Well I don't need to use it since I have it on PC, but it definitely doesn't hurt.

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    Why not Skype is good for some people and Sony should bring it.


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    This is just a way to spy on Sony, those $#@!es.

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