Xbox Live to be available on Windows 8

June 13, 2011 • Gadgets and Gaming

Microsoft's Xbox360

Microsoft is planning to take the Xbox360’s online multiplayer and digital distribution service, Xbox Live, beyond the televisions as they announced plans to extend the service by integrating it into their upcoming Windows 8 operating system for PCs.

“Live will be built into the PC. It will be the service where you get your entertainment,” said Mike Delman, Global Marketing VP of Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business group.

Delman was quick to state that last year’s Xbox Live integration into Windows Phone 7 mobile OS was very successful, and that next year’s E3 will be something special.

“You will not just see consoles and handhelds at [E3] next year, this show’s going to morph into other devices.”

He added that it’s Microsoft’s vision to make the service available on as many devices as possible, so that users can download a file on one device and access it from another.

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