Even though the BBC’s iPlayer application didn’t make it into the new Xbox 360 dashboard which has just been released. Microsoft have stated that they are still working with the BBC on content that will launch on Xbox 360 sometime in 2012.
By the end of this month Microsoft will have added 40 applications worldwide to its Xbox 360 console. Including 14 in to the UK : Sky Go, Zune and Last.fm, and brand new apps, including Lovefilm, Muzu, 4oD, Demand 5 and YouTube.
Pav Bhardwaj, Xbox Live Product Manager in the UK explains:
“We’re working with them now to make sure it’s a really compelling, strong application. They’ve got amazing content. Everybody loves the BBC. So we want to make sure what we deliver is really really good.”
“In 2012 we’ll be announcing more on what that application is and the details of it. But it will be free. As long as you’re connected to the internet it will be free to every Xbox Live customer.”
Microsoft is also promising to keep the flow of apps continuing with new apps expected to arrive throughout next year.