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Microsoft bringing Internet Explorer to Xbox 360

Microsoft bringing Internet Explorer to Xbox 360

Thu 10 May 2012 8:21pm GMT / 4:21pm EDT / 1:21pm PDT
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Robust web browsing is being tested with full Kinect support

Microsoft is testing an Xbox 360 version of Internet Explorer that includes full Kinect support, according to a report by The Verge. While Sony's PlayStation 3 has had a full web browser for quite a while now, Microsoft was reluctant to bring the same experience to Xbox 360. Bing voice search only debuted on the console in December of 2011.

Internet Explorer 360 will include integrated Kinect gestures and voice control, but the peripheral will not be necessary to use the browser. No word on a launch date was given, but like all reports coming across our desks, you can probably expect to hear more come E3.

[Image via The Verge]

4 Comments

Bruce Everiss
Marketing Consultant

1,692 594 0.4
A further step down the road of Microsoft's grand plan to integrate desktop, console and mobile into one seamless ecosystem.

Posted:2 years ago

#1

John Bye
Senior Game Designer

478 443 0.9
Depends how you define "full web browser". The PS3 browser isn't great and doesn't get updated very often. I generally use my Android phone's web browser if I need to look something up about a game (for example), rather than the PS3 one.

Edited 2 times. Last edit by John Bye on 11th May 2012 11:27am

Posted:2 years ago

#2

Barrie Tingle
Live Producer

349 116 0.3
PS3 browser *shudder*

I tend to stick to my laptop or iPad thats next to me while gaming if I want to browse the web. Faster, easier and it leaves the console free to play games instead.

I'm in mixed thoughts about it getting a browser.
a) Doesn't make sense to add it now and is just something else cluttering the advert heavy Dashboard.
b) It will shut up those that go on about how it needs a web browser for all these years.

Posted:2 years ago

#3

Dominic Jakube
Student

92 13 0.1
As long as it isnt a complete joke like the PS3 browser.

Posted:2 years ago

#4

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