Windows 8 to Have Xbox Live and Possibly 360 Game Disc Support

Microsoft’s global marketing VP Mike Delman has confirmed that Xbox Live will be coming to the PC when Windows 8 is released.  There has been some speculation the last few days in regards to Windows 8 being able to play Xbox 360 games, which hasn’t been totally confirmed, but Delman’s statements on Xbox Live running via a PC hint at it being likely.

“Live has been successful on the Windows Phone. Live will be built into the PC. It will be the service where you get your entertainment. We were talking about it — you will not just see consoles and handhelds at this show next year, this show’s going to morph into other devices.” – Mike Delman

If Windows 8 is going to have Xbox Live fully integrated into it, then Xbox 360 game discs should also work with the PC that has the OS installed on it.  This is all still speculation, because we are hearing multiple conflicting reports on the matter.  Some sources say that Xbox 360 games will play on Windows 8, but gamers won’t be able to play cross-console.  Then you have the report above which suggests otherwise, because if  Xbox Live will be integrated on the PC, then why wouldn’t gamers be able to play across all versions?

It’s definitely an interesting debate, but until MS officially drops some more details on Windows 8 the only thing we can know for sure is that Xbox Live will one day be on the PC platform.  Would you like to do your Xbox 360 gaming on a PC?  Let us know in the comment section below.  You’ve been thinking that you may have to have a Mac, and a Windows 8 machine…


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