Earlier today, Microsoft confirmed that Windows 8 will allow users to log onto Xbox live and play game with their friends as well as access music, movies and TV shows:
We are confirming that we will be bringing Xbox LIVE to the PC with Xbox LIVE on Windows. We are very excited about Xbox LIVE coming to Windows 8. Xbox LIVE brings your games, music, movies, and TV shows to your favorite Microsoft and Windows devices. Bringing Xbox LIVE to Windows 8 is part of our vision to bring you all the entertainment you want, shared with the people you care about, made easy. At BUILD we are showing that it is easy for developers to create games for Windows 8 that take advantage of the power of Xbox LIVE. We have much more detail to share about the capabilities of Xbox LIVE on Windows and look forward to the opportunity to do so in the near future.
Microsoft will release more information on Xbox live for Windows 8 later this week and until then, stay tuned for more Microsoft 8 and Xbox Live related news!