Microsoft’s biggest and best mouth piece Aaron Greenberg has shattered all hopes of us ever seeing Internet Explorer on the Xbox 360, but with good reasoning. Greenberg explains that Microsoft do not wish to integrate a web browser on their console because the whole experience of browsing on your TV is a nightmare. Despite both Nintendo and Sony incorporating their own web browsers on their consoles, Microsoft leans more towards web applications rather than giving gamers a browser. Speaking with Edge, Greenberg said the following. More shots are fired at Sony as you can see.
“We really believe that the web browsing experience on TV is a poor one, and the real magic is to take those web experiences and optimise them for the living room,” Greenberg tells Edge. “That’s what we did with Netflix. So, sure, you can go on the PS3 and go to Facebook and and try to navigate, but it’s an absolute nightmare.
“No disrespect, there’s things I love about the PS3, but that’s not one of them. We want the online experience to be fun and optimised for the living room, and we’ll continue to add more applications to get more richness”
Although I cannot completely agree with Aaron Greenberg, he does make a point. Many people that I know rely on their Playstation 3 browser to give them access to the Internet, as they do not own a computer. However I get what he is saying about the whole experience being painful at times, I myself do not wish to use a browser if it isn’t on a computer. Microsoft have made up for not having a browser by integrating various web applications on Xbox Live, such as Facebook, Twitter and Last Fm.
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