Rumor: Windows 8 Plays Xbox 360 GamesBy Alex Co | July 11, 2011 | News | 4 comments | Share
Hold on to your seats, folks. This is one might big, and possibly mightily fabricated rumor – but I think it warrants reporting anyway, seeing as this is BIG news for both the PC and console demographic.
A recent report by Metrowny states that Teknylate.com and Insideris.com have received word that Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 8 Operating System (OS) will feature Xbox 360 functionality straight to your PC.
The report claims that you can just pop the Xbox 360 disc straight to your PC and it will work. It also states that the Xbox Dashboard and Marketplace will be accessible through the PC – meaning Xbox LIVE content is part of the equation as well.
It will still have a subscription fee for Xbox LIVE. Details such as how much, cross-platform play, etc. are still unknown at this time. Might this also explain why Games for Windows was shifted into Xbox.com? It certainly adds fuel to the fire.
Now, before you all jump the gun here, might I also add that Microsoft has not given any clarification regarding this as of press time, and as such, this should be treated as a very volatile rumor for now.
I also cannot vouch for all three site’s legitimacy regarding this. But it does make sense somewhat, no? If rumors are to be believed, the Xbox 360 successor is about a year or two away, this would certainly give Xbox 360 games sales a shot in the arm.
We’ll update this as more news develops.