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PlayStation Vita Will Support Microsoft-Owned Skype

A recent leak indicates that Sony has continued its collaboration with Skype for its upcoming portable gaming system, the PlayStation Vita.

According to tech website The Sixth Axis (opens in new tab) PlayStation Vita, Sony’s latest in the PSN league will support Skype, the software application that allows calls over Internet, despite its recent acquisition by Microsoft.

A sharp look at the pictures posted by GameGen (opens in new tab)clearly shows the logo of Skype alongside various other expected features of PlayStation Vita. Although Skype was launched for PSP back in 2008, inclusion of the VoIP service after Microsoft purchased the company seemed very unlikely to some industry analysts.

Nonetheless, Microsoft had previously said that Skype would continuing working with corporate clients, saying that the service would "continue to invest in and support Skype clients on non-Microsoft platforms".

This move is clear evidence that Microsoft was acting in good faith when it bought Skype.

Although there is no official release date, it has been leaked that the PlayStation Vita will become available in the UK on November 4 along with more than 20 titles, just in time for the holiday shopping season. Sony has called this release date speculative.