How do you extend the life of the Xbox 360, a console that’s nearly six-years-old and basically runs on PC architecture? If you’re Microsoft, you might let hundreds of millions of Windows 8 users play Xbox 360 games right on their PCs.
According to Insideris, Microsoft is working on plans to bring Xbox 360 gaming to its next PC operating system: Windows 8. Apparently, users who want to play Xbox 360 games on their PC will have to pay for a subscription (Xbox Live style) and there will be no Xbox 360 to PC cross-platform multiplayer because of the advantage that a mouse has over a 360 gamepad.
Not sure how I feel about this. It’d be nice, but….meh. I’ve tried several emulation programs for other systems and have never found one that worked pretty well, and I doubt this one will work all that great.
Unless of course, microsoft pulls their heads out of their butts and build both the xbox 3 and windows 8 from the ground up to play nice together.
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