Microsoft has confirmed that they will be bringing Xbox LIVE to the PC on Windows 8. Major Nelson broke the news today on his blog, along with the keynote and a first screenshot.

“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.”

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    • Not if you look at what they’ve already done.

      Games for Windows Live was the obvious first step here if you look at it that way, plus there’s the fact that they already did this on Windows Phone 7.x so they’re just adding onto what they currently have up to this point. Then of course you have the Live Anywhere idea (aka Hailstorm) from a few years back so in reality they’re just now delivering on what they’ve talked about in the past… or at the very least in a manner of speaking, if you will give me THAT much on it.

        • Well fine if you take it that way. If it bothers you that much, just go open source and use WINE on it if you fucking have to. I’m not going to stand in your way any longer. Or do that and go PlayStation (or to Wii U once it comes out).

          Just a suggestion, of course… but there’s no guarantees that it’ll be the same content as on a bona-fide 360 (which sure didn’t happen on Windows Phone, anyway… so it’s not like there isn’t any precedent here). For all we know, it’ll just be the service crossed over with PC-exclusive content rather than emulated 360 support on your PC or tablet (which really isn’t that likely right now, anyway).

    • Not if you look at what they’ve already done.

      Games for Windows Live was the obvious first step here if you look at it that way, plus there’s the fact that they already did this on Windows Phone 7.x so they’re just adding onto what they currently have up to this point. Then of course you have the Live Anywhere idea (aka Hailstorm) from a few years back so in reality they’re just now delivering on what they’ve talked about in the past… or at the very least in a manner of speaking, if you will give me THAT much on it.

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