Microsoft to detail Xbox LIVE integration with Windows 8 on Thursday

Microsoft has issued all of their session information at BUILD in Anaheim, California. One of the sessions that’s rather interesting to note is “Building Xbox LIVE games for Windows 8”. The website goes into further about what the session will be about:

“Xbox LIVE, Microsoft's premier entertainment service, is coming to Windows 8. Whether you are developing a game or another kind of entertainment app for Windows 8, Xbox LIVE can help your app stand out in the crowd and help engage and delight users. You will learn about how to implement our well-loved features like Achievements, Multiplayer, Avatars and Community and brand new ones like roaming storage and profiles.”

Microsoft is looking to integrate their Xbox LIVE services with all of their platforms. The description of the event reveals that Microsoft is looking to add multiplayer games, avatar support, a community, achievements and new features.

What’s more interesting to note is the tags used to describe the session on Thursday. The tags include “Metro style apps”, “cloud”, “roaming”, and “games”. It seems like these Xbox LIVE Windows 8 games will be coming to the cloud.

The session starts at 10:30am PST on Thursday and Neowin will be there to get all the details.

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