The story of Silverlight for the XBox 360 is old – we have been reporting about it for over half a year. Actually, most expected it to launch at the recently-held BUILD conference – but Microsoft’s ways are difficult to understand.
GigaOm now reports the following, and claims a release date around the US “Black Friday” (25th November):
We’ve confirmed that the apps expected to be added with the next major update to Xbox Live will be based on Silverlight — at least to a point. The framework they’re being built on is code-named Lakeview, which is essentially a prettied up version of Silverlight with new features like Xbox Kinect’s voice recognition and gesture control.
As of this writing, it is not known whether this service will be made available for third parties – stay tuned for further info as we get it!