Microsoft Almost Confirms the Death of Zune |
Microsoft’s Chief Marketing Officer of Interactive Entertainment Division, Yusuf Mehdi has hinted the death of Zune in the company’s official blog and outlined the future of Xbox. If anyone had any doubt that the Zune brand is dead, the post would be enough to remove that doubt.
In the blog Mehdi speaks about the upcoming E3 event in Los Angeles where the very best of Xbox will be showcased. “We’ll unveil new games, show new ways to enjoy the entertainment you love and, as always, we’ll have a few surprises to share!” says Mehdi. But what made any hope of Zune disappear is when Mehdi said:
“This year, Xbox becomes the premium entertainment service for Microsoft. Whether on your PC, tablet, TV or phone, Xbox will be a gateway to the best in music and video, your favorite games and instant access to your friends.”
It was also rumored for quite sometime that Microsoft may showcase their new Music Service codenamed “Woodstock” at E3 which will be designed to work in the browser and across platforms. Well all this surely indicates that Microsoft is moving away from the Zune brand to Xbox Entertainment.
So we will be looking forward to Microsoft’s E3 event in the coming weeks as Microsoft may drop one or more surprises there.
So what do you think about this move to Xbox from Zune?