Microsoft’s XBOX 360 console can do pretty much anything out of the box- except connect wirelessly to the internet. Unlike its Nintendo and Sony competitor consoles, the 360 requires a separate device, or an Ethernet connection, to get online.
Now, according to Kotaku, Microsoft will soon be releasing a new wireless adaptor for the device, which will cost $100. This adapter will feature Wireless-N technology, enabling gamers to, among other things, stream 1080p video. This will come in handy for the upcoming release of the Zune video store, and potential updates to the Netflix service already in place.
Fortunately, with the release of the new adapter, the old 802.11g wireless adapter will get a price drop to $79.99. While still far more affordable than before, the compeition has proven to Microsoft that this technology can be built in with little to no additional cost to the consumer.
Microsoft has not given a date for the 802.11n wireless adapter, the price drop on the 802.11g adapter, or the release of the Zune video store, but we’ll be keeping an eye out here at The Flickcast for those dates and any other video game news we come across.