Rumor: Silverlight to run on Xbox 360

Rumor: Silverlight to run on Xbox 360

By Stuart Richardson

April 6th 2011 at 11:58AM

Will a new Microsoft app framework update open compatibility with the companyâ??s console?

Microsoft’s Silverlight application framework is rumored to soon be made compatible with the Xbox 360.

According to rumors reported on by Engaget
, a new Silverlight compatibility function is to be announced at Microsoft’s MIX 11 developer event next week, with the potential for writing apps that work on both the console and on Windows Phone 7 platforms.

No details have been mentioned on how the Silverlight compatibility would work alongside the console’s existing XNA functionality.