Xbox Live on Windows 8 gets demoed by Microsoft

If you are curious about Windows 8′s gaming capabilities, then you will do good to take a look at this demo that Microsoft made regarding the Metro-style Xbox Live application that’s going to be present in Windows 8. As you may already know, Windows 8 is the upcoming, next-generation version of Windows, a “reimagination” of the ubiquitous desktop OS that’s been fully redesigned to be touch-first and very tablet-friendly.

According to Avi Ben-Menahem, a Microsoft principal program manager lead who spoke at the recently concluded developer-focused BUILD conference in Anaheim, California, Microsoft will be “bringing everything you know and love on Xbox 360 and Xbox Live to Windows.” Windows 8′s very own Metro-style Xbox Live app will serve up “multiplayer functionality between two Windows PCs, between Windows and a phone or between Windows and the Xbox 360,” added Ben-Menahem.

At the moment, it’s not yet know when exactly the Xbox Live app for Windows 8 will become officially available. But then again, Microsoft hasn’t given us the exact release date of Windows 8 either. The real deal will most likely be dropped some time in 2012, though, and until then, if you want to see more of the Metro-style Xbox Live Windows 8 app then you can watch the video embedded below to tide you over.

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Written by: Björn A.