Go Back   nV News Forums > Software Forums > Gaming Central > Gaming Headlines

Newegg Daily Deals

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-04-12, 04:50 PM   #1
News
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 49,765
Post What "Xbox Games on Windows" actually means

Only a select few Windows 8 games will be branded as "Xbox Games on Windows"
Microsoft


As a branding exercise, the recently unveiled "Xbox Games on Windows" is more than a little confusing. The "Xbox" name has previously been exclusively reserved for Microsoft's console gaming efforts (update: and recently on Windows Phone systems, as some commenters have pointed out). With the launch of Windows 8 next month, that name will also be associated with a related, but totally separate product on the PC.

Despite the name, you won't be able to just insert an Xbox disc into your PC and play it using the Xbox Games on Windows app (if only!). In fact, the Xbox Games on Windows branding won't be used for retail games at all, but only for downloadable games on the Windows 8 Store. But not all Windows 8 downloadable games will be Xbox on Windows games'only a small subset will be integrated into the service. And if you own a downloadable game on the Xbox 360, you won't necessarily have access to the PC version of that same game through Xbox Games on Windows.

Confused yet?

Read 5 remaining paragraphs | Comments






More...
News is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1998 - 2014, nV News.