It will be a service “where you get your entertainment”.
Microsoft revealed recently that it may integrate Xbox Live services into Windows 8. Speaking to The Seattle Times, Mike Delman, VP of global marketing at Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business group, said that Live will be built “into the PC” and that it will work as a passive entertainment hub between multiple devices such as smartphones, tablets, consoles and PCs.
“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, ” he said.
With Microsoft ever expanding its Xbox Live services to include features such as Live TV, social networking and motion control with Kinect, this only seems like the most logical step. The seamless experience can be driven by a similar UI as well – all three of the platforms, Windows Phone 7, Xbox 360 and Windows 8, uses the same Metro Design interface as well.