All you sports lovers out there who own Xbox 360’s better listen up. According to a recent New York Times article, Microsoft is currently conducting “in-depth talks” with the Walt Disney Company to bring ESPN programming to the Xbox 360.
It appears this new streaming service could be very similar to ESPN360, which streams live sporting events from all over the world to your home computer. Unfortunately the rumor is this would be a premium Xbox 360 feature which would cost an extra fee on top of the already existing gold membership fee.
While the New York Times seems very confident that this rumor is true, it’s still up in the air as to whether it becomes a reality or not. One thing that is clear is Microsoft has much bigger plans for the Xbox 360 than it simply being a platform for video games.
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m very excited about the prospect of an ESPN streaming service coming to the 360. I currently don’t get ESPN360 thanks to a disagreement between my internet service provider and “the worldwide leader in sports”. There are a lot of sporting events I miss because of this, and I would love the opportunity to see them all since I’m a huge sports nut.
It is disappointing that this service could cost an extra fee though, especially since ESPN360 is presently completely free. I’m interested to hear how the rest of you feel. Are you excited for this possible new feature, and if so would you be willing to pay a per month fee for it?