Xbox Live Officially on Windows 8

Major Nelson has some interesting news regarding Xbox Live and Windows 8. Yep, those rumors that stated Windows 8 will have Xbox Live functionality are true. Nelson states that you will be able to play your Xbox Live games, watch your movies, and more. However, it is still unclear if the service will entail a monthly fee and if this means we will actually be able to play Xbox games or just some Xbox arcade titles. In regards to charging a monthly fee I am sure some of you sill remember how Games for Windows Live gold turned out.

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.