Microsoft: Too early to discuss if 360 could do OnLive

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 17 June 2009 21:44 GMT

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Microsoft says that it is too early to talk about whether Xbox 360 could offer OnLive functionality.

During E3, the company demoed Instant Streaming in 1080p for Xbox 360 and announced disc-free gaming coming to the console in August.

This led Kotaku to ask if an OnLive-like service was possible on 360.

“It’s nothing we’re ready to announce or talk about today,” Xbox Live VP John Schapperttold the site. “I think that a broadband-connected console to the television enables us to do many things. And, as the bandwidth continues to increase and latency continues to decrease, I think it opens up new avenues of possibility. And of course I’ve got 5000 smart people back home that will tell me all the crazy things that can’t be done.

“But there’s also just as many that can solve all these technological problems and deliver the amazing innovation that they’re doing. I think anything is possible but nothing that we’re going to announce right now. I think just delivering 1080p [without delay], something that no other device has done, is pretty amazing.”

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