Xbox One Could Become A Bookworm Soon
Do you remember the Xbox One reveal event in May last year? It was nothing but TV and sports with some games and even more sports thrown in for good measure. There was some light Skype too.
Since then the X1 has proven itself as a gaming platform despite criticisms and generally poorer performance of games when compared to PS4.
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The TV and sports things are still there if that’s what you’re into but what if you’d rather sit with a quiet book? Well the answer is really more of a question. Why are you in front of your TV if you want to read?
Some might argue that if they’re watching a foreign movie it’s justified.
Well, regardless Microsoft might be looking to expand the services X1 offers users with an Xbox One eReader app. It would open users up to reading comics, magazines and books in their living rooms.
This Microsoft job advert calls for a software development engineer at the firm’s Music, video and reading department, housed within its Devices & Studios arm, which also includes Xbox development.
The position descriptor reads, “you will be on the team building a groundbreaking interactive reading app on Windows, which incorporates books, magazines, and comics.”
The biggest issue I can think of is that Xbox One owners do not read. I jest. However, have you ever tried to read for a prolonged period of time on a TV. It is tiring.
The job is within the same team responsible for the Xbox Music and Xbox Video apps, currently found on Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Sources close to The Verge have stated that the app will in fact be developed for Windows 8 to replace the current way in which the OS displays PDF files and more.
There’s no concrete indication that the app will make its way to Xbox One but it is not inconceivable.