Xbox Home on the way?

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reports that Microsoft’s Entertainment and Devices general manager Daniel Schiappa has hinted that his firm is working on a PS3 Home-like virtual world service, which it hopes to launch on Xbox 360 some time next year.

Team Xbox reports that Schiappa made the claims at the Virtual Worlds Conference and Expo in San Jose, claiming: By next year, you’ll probably know more about why I’m up here.”

Earlier this year Microsoft’s Chris Satchell said of PS3 Home: I think they’ve definitely taken some concepts that we originated like achievements, but I think they’re pushing in a different direction and we’ve sort of fundamentally got two different approaches going on here.

It’s a cool world but it’s like a little game by itself. Our approach is the other way around; it’s that games are the centre and that’s the star of the show, that’s what people buy the console for.”

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