Microsoft has already released a couple of Xbox branded apps for Windows 8, look no further than Xbox Video and Xbox Music. It appears that the company now has its sights set on books, as a job posting has been discovered which hints at the possibility of an Xbox Reading app for Windows 8 being under development. Selected candidate for this new job would join the Music, Video and Reading (MVR) team that’s behind the two Xbox branded apps, and he or she will be tasked with creating a “groundbreaking interactive reading app on Windows, which incorporates books, magazines and comics.”
Microsoft hasn’t officially commented on the rumor, but The Verge claims to have heard from a source familiar with its plans that it is indeed working on an Xbox Reading app for Windows 8. Microsoft already has a Reader app for Windows 8, but its a simple viewer with PDF support. Its possible that the new app could come with greater features, better user interface as well as the ability to run across Xbox consoles, Windows Phone and Windows 8 devices. Its not immediately clear if Microsoft has plans to introduce this app on its consoles as well, the Music and Video apps work on them nicely. There’s no word as yet when we can expect the Xbox Reading app to drop.
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