You might already know that windows 8 boots up in mere seconds, which is exceptionally zippyâ€¦for Windows. what you might not know is that it gives you the option to use â€œMetro,â€ the same sort of dashboard you’ll see on Windows Mobile 7 – and, as confirmed by Microsoft yesterday, will have Xbox Live built right in to the operating system.
This doesn’t exactly mean that Windows 8 equipped PC’s will be able to play Xbox 360 games, but it does mean that future PC gamers won’t have to download Games for Windows Live, Microsoft’s first attempt at a unified console experience on PC’s – mostly because it’ll already be there already. I certainly hope they put a heck of a lot of effort in to it, because as it stands now? Games for Windows Live sucks – something even Microsoft admits. I don’t think Microsoft realises that for the most part, PC gamers don’t want a console like experience and if the inclusion of Xbox Live right in the operating means many gamers will probably stick to windows 7 for a good while.
Until Microsoft stops updating DirectX for Windows 7, of course. What do you think? Is this a smart move, nullifying the chasm that exists between console and Pc gaming, or will it all end in tears?
Source : MajorNelson
Last Updated: September 14, 2011