Skype may be one of the Xbox One’s most prominent features, but that’s not stopping Microsoft from considering a PlayStation 4 version of the popular application. Chatting with the BBC as part of the video conferencing tool’s tenth anniversary, corporate vice president Mark Gillett explained that the company is still committed to cross-platform support, despite the obvious implications of enhancing a competitor’s product.
"We've worked with Sony for a long time," he explained. "Skype ships today on the PlayStation Portable among other cross-platform devices that we deliver to, and for the last few years we've also been shipping versions of Skype that run on Sony TVs. We're obviously not party to their pre-release [PlayStation] hardware road map [but] we're committed to cross-platform.”
Should the PS4 eventually score Skype features, it would allow users of the competing consoles to communicate directly. Considering that the software is already available on the PlayStation Vita, we reckon that this is an eventual inevitability. There’ll probably be some heated meetings within Microsoft before the papers get signed, though.