There’s a rumor out that Microsoft is set to shock the gaming world by unveiling Hulu as part of the Xbox 360 experience at E3 2010.
Microsoft has always tried to make the Xbox 360 as a entertainment device rather than just a gaming machine.
The word is that in order to use the service, you need to be a Gold member or you may have to use Microsoft Points to access it. This would NOT be a surprise. Netflix was a surprise the first time and Microsoft has a known record of surprising people at their E3 events. Project Natal was definitely a surprise.
I advise readers to take this news with a HUGE grain of salt. Even though its possible, there’s nothing set in stone yet.
If this does come true, I expect Microsoft to increase the price of its Gold Membership from $50 to $60. Don’t be surprised if that happens.
With Project Natal ready to debut with a performance by Cirque Du Soleil, Microsoft is set to be the winner of E3 this year
We’ll see if Nintendo or Sony can pull of something huge to pull the attention to themselves.
June 15th can’t come soon enough. Stay tuned for more info and coverage.