Microsoft is making the full shift over to the Xbox platform with all former Zune platform services with the introduction of the Xbox Music Service as reported on Cnet recently. Today Microsoft unveiled the service as part of their much anticipated press conference at the E3 gaming event.
The Xbox Music service should be a port of the Zune Music service with the same Metro Interface. They may have made it more Xbox like but we’re sure it’s the same base platform.
Unfortunately Microsoft did not unveil the Xbox 720 as so many has hoped for but the introduction of SmartGlass along with the recent patent filings for Xbox Glasses makes the case for an incredible gaming environment. In the near future you will be able to pause your Xbox game at home and leave with your iPad and continue a form of game play.
The integrated music service announced today is a logical first step conisdering they have already developed the platform. Re-branding Zune Music as the Xbox Live Music service will help them build on an already successful brand with Xbox. Abandoning the Zune brand was probably an easy decision after the horrible launch and performance of the Zune line.
Hopefully Microsoft learned a lesson with Zune and the new Xbox Music and Mobile Gaming integration will be a realization of the platforms true potential. The Microsoft ecosystem is huge and the SmartGlass holds the potential to link up with almost every platform out there.
Microsoft has unveiled a revamped music service, called Xbox Music, as it looks to better compete against the likes of Apple’s iTunes, Pandora, and Spotify.