Will windows 8 emulate Xbox360 games or it's just a rumor?

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  • "   The Teknylate article claims that Windows 8 will let users play Xbox 360 games on their PCs, although it attributes no particular source with the information.
       Teknylate's piece appears to be the reason this story has entered the news cycle today, but it's not entirely new. A very similar story surfaced in May on Insideris, with the author of that piece (who goes by "Sam") attributed generic "sources" with the information that Xbox 360 functionality on Windows 8 PCs will be reserved for those willing to pay an Xbox Live-like subscription fee."          

    Article by GameSpot.

    True or False?

    Sunday, October 16, 2011 9:11 PM

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  • Marius,

    I think the following link should answer your question with a solid, YES SIR!


    Best Regards,


    Monday, January 9, 2012 12:31 AM
  • thanks for the answer Robert :) you really helped me out
    Monday, January 9, 2012 12:51 AM
  • Wait a second, let's not get carried away here.  Just because there's going to be Xbox Live functionality in Windows 8 does not mean that you'll be able to emulate Xbox 360 games.  A developer can develop a game that runs on both the 360 or the PC using XNA, but a game designed only for the 360 isn't going to be working on Windows 8.

    Instead, it'll be exactly like WP7;  the Xbox Live functionality is there for the developers to use when designing a new game or porting an existing game.

    Again, this does not imply 360 emulation on the PC though.

    Monday, January 9, 2012 4:04 AM
  • JHoff80 is correct.  XBox and XBox Live are two different things. 

    In any case, why would you need emulation?  XBox games should be able to run natively on Windows.

    Monday, January 9, 2012 7:48 PM
  • But to answer the original question, the answer is we don't know.  There are rumors but that's it. 

    Maybe MS will make an announcement at CES which is happening this week. 

    But we should know by end of February.  That's when MS is scheduled to deliver the Windows 8 beta which should be feature complete.

    Monday, January 9, 2012 7:53 PM