Microsoft’s online gaming platform, Xbox LIVE, will soon be standard on every PC. The software giant has just revealed that its Xbox LIVE service will be built-in to Windows 8. The platform is already integrated with Windows Phone and with this new development could mean that Xbox LIVE becomes Microsoft’s main cloud games and media syncing platform between all Windows devices.
Microsoft’s vice president of global marketing, Mike Delman, revealed the plans during an interview this week with The Seattle Times. Delman confirmed that Windows 8 will include Xbox LIVE integration.
“Live has been successful on the Windows Phone. Live will be built into the PC. It will be the service where you get your entertainment. We were talking about it — you will not just see consoles and handhelds at this show next year, this show’s going to morph into other devices,” said Delman.
He also touched on how and why they are integrating the service and confirmed that Xbox LIVE will be the “pervasive media service” across Windows PCs, Windows Phones, and the Xbox.
“There will be a lot of similarities in design and service philosophy. Whether it’s us or Apple or anybody else, people want to be able to navigate through multiple devices in a certain ecosystem very seamlessly so we’re committed to that.”