When you are on a weekend gaming binge there are times when you're hungry, but you don't want to drop out of the game to go and order your pizza. Not to mention the fact that pizza delivery people can be incredibly irritating to talk to because they always want to put you on hold and you have to listen to a long list of specials before you can order whatever it is you really want. Pizza Hut has a very interesting idea to make ordering your favorite pie a snap, right from your Xbox.
That means all you need to do is find yourself a nice place to hide, open the new Pizza Hut Xbox 360 app, and build your favorite pizza. The Pizza Hut for Xbox app makes the restaurant's entire menu accessible to users right from the console, that means pizza, pasta, bread sticks, dessert, and anything else on the menu. Users of the application can build their own customized pizza and take advantage of Kinect motion controls, voice commands, or the controller make the order.
The app links with the users Xbox and PizzaHut.com accounts enabling the ability to save orders making it easier to order pizza from your console in the future. The linking of those two accounts also allows you to take advantage of special offers available at local stores. The application also allows users to share their dinner choices with friends via Facebook.
According to Xbox team member Larry Hyrb, the application has been in the works for a long time. Hyrb says that the app came about from "mutual conversation" between the Xbox team and Pizza Hut. This app is the first of its kind allowing gamers to purchase physical goods using a dedicated app on their console. Hyrb also says that ordering pizzas using the Kinect and motion or voice commands is quicker than using the controller. One upside to using the app, even if you think it's a strange mashup, is that if you order by May 6 using the Pizza Hut for Xbox app, you can get 15% off your first purchase. The app will be available for Xbox 360 users today.