Rumor: Windows 8 will allow Xbox 360 games to be played on PCs

By on July 12, 2011

Forthcoming OS from Microsoft will be reportedly able to play current console games via a new subscription service.

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A stubborn batch of rumors from the tech world suggests that Microsoft’s next operating system, Windows 8, will allow users to play Xbox 360 games on their computers.

A website called is reporting that the next version of Windows will include a function that allows users to play Xbox 360 games on PCs by simply popping console discs into a computer tower’s DVD-ROM, and loading them up as if it’s the case on the home platform.

Gamers will be given the ability to access their Xbox 360 dashboard and Xbox Live Marketplace via the supposed Windows 8 feature.

Not so much is mentioned, but apparently, according to the rumor, the feature gets unlocked through a paid subscription service. However, it’s unknown if Xbox Live Gold members are granted access to the PC service, or whether Microsoft will charge via a separate fee.

While Microsoft has yet to nail down a release date for Windows 8, the software giant is expected to unveil more of the system features in the next few months, and hopefully we’ll know whether this bit of info is legitimate. As for now, this should be certainly taken with nothing but a grain of salt.


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  • Rp2x

    Surely a rumour… xbox 360 games running on 100s of different soundcards/graphics cards and processors on the pc.

    Just not possible

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