Certain Xbox Live users will have received an email from Microsoft recently which includes a survey pitching some new accessories and some interesting new features for Xbox Live. Some of the questions asked were:
- How interested are you in purchasing a wireless controller in the next 12 months, assuming it will have backlit A,B,X,Y buttons, rubber grips, a premium colour and slightly improved d-pad performance and cost $59-$69? [£30-£39]
- How interested are you in purchasing a wireless joystick, designed for many of the most popular Xbox Live Arcade titles for your Xbox 360 console in the next 12 months, assuming it would cost between $29-$39? [£15-£20]
- How interested would you be in buying an Xbox 360 branded mini-keyboard plug-in device for your controller to make text messaging and chat easier, assuming it would cost between $19-$29? [£10-£15]
- Paying per song ($0.99[50p]/song) to download music to your Xbox 360 hard drive from a music service. You would be able to use this service while playing a game.
- Paying a subscription per month ($14.99[£8]/mo) to stream any and all music to your Xbox360 from a library of over 2 Million songs. You would be able to use this service while playing a game.
- Paying per video ($19.99[£10]/movie, $1.99[£1]/TV show) to download standard definition full movies and TV shows to your Xbox360 hard drive
- Renting movies ($3.99[£2]/movie) that are downloaded in standard definition to your Xbox 360 until you watch them and then are deleted
- Paying a subscription per month ($5.99[£3.15]/mo) to access 10-20 internet radio stations streamed to your Xbox 360. You would be able to use this service while playing a game.
- How interested would you be in using an integrated Xbox 360 Web browser that would allow you to access and browse the Internet over your Xbox Live connection?
- How interested would you be in participating in beta tests for upcoming games if they cost an additional incremental fee?
So some interesting new features and accessories there. Will we see any/all of them implemented in the future? We’ll have to wait and see.
£ figures in brackets [ ] are approximate only based on current currency conversion rates.
Originally Written By: Scott Webber