Xbox Live confirmed on Windows 8

This is something we already knew for a while but it has now finally been confirmed that Xbox Live will be part of Windows 8 when it launches late next year:

We are confirming that we will be bringing Xbox LIVE to the PC with Xbox LIVE on Windows. We are very excited about Xbox LIVE coming to Windows 8. Xbox LIVE brings your games, music, movies, and TV shows to your favorite Microsoft and Windows devices. Bringing Xbox LIVE to Windows 8 is part of our vision to bring you all the entertainment you want, shared with the people you care about, made easy. At BUILD we are showing that it is easy for developers to create games for Windows 8 that take advantage of the power of Xbox LIVE. We have much more detail to share about the capabilities of Xbox LIVE on Windows and look forward to the opportunity to do so in the near future.

This obviously doesn’t mean that Windows 8 device will suddenly be able to run Xbox 360 games but you can instead expect the same level of service integration found in Windows Phone 7.5 Mango. Games developed for Windows8 will be able to integrated Xbox Live achievements,avatars, multi-player etc…

source: MajorNelson

  • Anonymous

    Can I play XBOX 360 Discs on PC?