The user interface of the Xbox 720 may be very similar to Windows 8, according to a former Microsoft executive.
In an interview with IGN due to be published on Friday, ex-VP of Windows Sales Joachim Kempin revealed he strongly believes the next generation Xbox will sport an interface reminiscent of Windows 8, possibly to the extent that a touch screen will also make an appearance.
He revealed, “I think the other thing they will try, there’s no doubt about it, is it’s going to be more Windows 8-like; maybe it even gets a touchscreen, who knows?
“Most of what’s in there today really is Windows, right? I wouldn’t be surprised if the next round of interface comes even closer to Windows 8 than it is today.”
It’s a move Kempin feels is necessary; in order to convince people to buy the next generation console, he asserts that Microsoft needs to show an evolution in its design processes. Unfortunately, he also feels it’s clear that the preoccupation with the barely profitable console part of the business is endangering Microsoft’s other endeavours, particularly the PC.