Microsoft’s corporate vice-president for Skype, Mark Gillett, has expressed his desire to bring the Skype video-calling service to the PlayStation 4 console.
During the Xbox One reveal event in May Microsoft demonstrated how Skype would be integrated with their new Xbox One console and it appeared to be a unique feature however Skype want their video-call platform to be as open as possible by being available on as many devices as possible.
Speaking to the BBC Gillett said:
“We’ve worked with Sony for a long time. Skype ships today on the PlayStation Portable amongst 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.”
Amazingly, if the Skype app were to come to PS4 it would make history for being the first time users of two mainstream home consoles (the Xbox One and PS4) could directly communicate with one another!
In 2011 Microsoft purchased Skype for $8.5 billion.
Source: BBC News