"It's our intention to support existing Chrome extensions," Microsoft's Kyle Alden wrote on Reddit, as previously reported by Thurrott.
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Microsoft said Friday that the shift to Chromium technology will take place over the coming year, billing it as improvement for web developers and Windows users alike. It isn't entirely a positive development, though: It means one less independent player setting web standards and improving core browser technology.
Alden, who's an Edge program manager, also responded to a query about adding the browser to the company's Xbox One games console.
"We are at the early stages of our journey, but it is our intention to bring the next version of
to all Microsoft devices," he said.
Neither of these are definite responses, but hint at the Edge project's scope. Microsoft didn't immediately respond to a request for further comment.