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Microsoft's plans to bring Skype to the Xbox appear well underway, if job postings for positions in a new "Skype Xbox Engineering Team" are anything to go by.

The software giant is seeking a software development engineer and an engineering manager to join the London-based team.

After acquiring Skype for $8.5bn in 2011, you'd think Microsoft would have been quicker to integrate the VoIP tech into its games platform. Still, at least we know its coming now.

As the jobs refer to "building the next generations of our products and technology", it could still be a way off, though.

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Further details of what Microsoft intends to do with the app remain shrouded in mystery, but some form of Kinect-ability is the obvious one and with "Windows 8 metro development experience" a benefit for the roles too, you can bet it'll be slotted into the company's tile-based designs somewhere.

After all, we already know an integrated Skype is on the way for Windows 8. ®

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