CVG quotes an alleged inside source claiming that Skype will serve as the default chat service for the Xbox 360 successor, which has been tipped for an E3 unveiling.
"You might jump to the conclusion that we'll see asynchronous voice and video messages in next-gen Xbox Live," the source added.
Microsoft completed an acquisition of Skype in 2011 for $8.5 billion (£5.4bn) and is gradually making the programme its default chat service across all of its platforms.
The computing giant previously confirmed that it is shutting Windows Live messenger in March in favour of migrating all of its users over to Skype.
Previous reports claim that the company's follow-up to the Xbox 360 is in the works under the codename of Thebes, while others refer to it as Durango.
The console is believed to include two CPUs, one for gaming and another for multimedia applications, as well as Kinect 2.0, 3D technology and the long-rumoured Xbox TV.
Microsoft is yet to officially confirm plans to launch a next-generation gaming console.
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