Starting next month Xbox Live users will be able to instant message each other and all their Windows Live Messenger (MSN) buddies, be they on a PC, Windows mobile device or the 360 itself. You’ll be able to type using an on-screen keyboard or any ol’ USB keyboard you have laying around. The Spring update to Xbox Live brings not only Windows Live Messenger to the online service, but also an improved Xbox Live Arcade (you can see what Arcade games your friends are playing) and an improved Achievement notification: rather than just saying “Achievement Unlocked,” it’ll show exactly what was unlocked and how many gamer points its worth.
The update will go live on May 7, just a few months before Microsoft releases its hybrid controller+keyboard thing.
Xbox Live [Microsoft]