September 13th 2011 1:41 pm PT

Xbox LIVE and Windows 8

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.

If you want to learn more about Windows 8, you can watch the Keynote from earlier today.

Update: Here is a screenshot that shows Xbox LIVE on Windows 8

Windows, Xbox Live By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Anonymous

    Please please please tell me that at least this would support NTFS media!!!? Seriously Microsoft, after SIX solid years of XBOX 360, it still does not support Microsoft’s own star filesystem!!! And look at the irony, HFS+ has been there from day one!! This shameful bottleneck is the only contributing factor which made me purchase the lame ASUS HD2 media player. Comments!!?

  • http://www.facebook.com/Br4zko4ngel Angel Ramirez

    Can we play Xbox games in this new windows ?

    • Peter M.

      With better graphics and free online multiplayer?

    • Anonymous

      XBox 360 Games –> NO (the emulation needs are far too great)

      Arcade –> YES (if the developer publishes for XBox Live on Windows 8)

      • http://twitter.com/tommisas tommi saira

        Why would you emulate thing you can do natively?

      • http://twitter.com/tommisas tommi saira

        Why would you emulate thing you can do natively?

        • Anonymous

          Because the 360 is PPC based, not the typical x86-x64 chipset that PC’s typically are. You would need a pretty high powered system to emulate the 360 CPU and chipset, which consumes valuable resources that would normally be allocated for the game. Since games are developed differently by each developer, there is no “one size fits all” way to ensure 100% compatibility for all games.

          See the Xbox 360 emulation of original Xbox titles as an example.

  • http://twitter.com/StrikeSudden XboxLiveStrikeSudden

    People do not want pcs any more. they are getting ipads. People do not want pc gaming alliance trying to say we need pcs. People do not need a ceo who has lifetime stock options in dell trying to improve his portfollio by trying to ruin xbox.  All previous attempts to mix games have failed.  Your customers have spoken though they do not come over here.

  • http://twitter.com/StrikeSudden XboxLiveStrikeSudden

    People do not want pcs any more. they are getting ipads. People do not want pc gaming alliance trying to say we need pcs. People do not need a ceo who has lifetime stock options in dell trying to improve his portfollio by trying to ruin xbox.  All previous attempts to mix games have failed.  Your customers have spoken though they do not come over here.

    • Anonymous

      I’m a customer and I don’t remember saying what you’re saying.

      I welcome this on PC.

    • Anonymous

      PC gaming is doing just fine, just pop over to Steam to see how well it’s doing. People have been saying PC gaming is dying since the mid 90s and it’s still going strong. As for tablets, they are not replacing PCs, people use tablets as secondary devices. You can’t even start using a new iPad before you’ve connected it to a PC/Mac.

    • Jon Marra

      People don’t want PCs anymore? Maybe you should tell that to the uprising of PC game tournaments with Starcraft 2, League of Legends, and DOTA2. PC gaming is far from dead. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/quintenj Quinten Johnson

      iPads are toys for adults. They are innovative and very useful toys, but there are about a million things I’d rather do work on my much more powerful PC with a 25 inch monitor. Also, it was an odd move to bring up the iPad in a game-related discussion. Maybe talk about consoles, but the iPad is so weak for gaming compared to a PC or console.

      On a side note, I wonder if this will house all the games on your computer, or just ones owned through Xbox Live. I would like to see steam integration, but that is an almost guaranteed no no.

  • Anonymous

    So this is a rebrand of the god awful Games for Windows Live?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kristopher-C-Fjeldos/100000068247298 Kristopher C Fjeldos

    Windows 8: banned from Xbox live by watching Japanese porn

 
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