Microsoft has 6 million console users on its "Live" online gaming service, and announced that starting on May 8th, you can join in using your desktop computer. Cross-platform mayhem here we come.
This development has been foreshadowed by Microsoft for some time, with their ultimate aim of letting you play almost anywhere, or at the very least access your 'Live' account from any device, including your cell phone, although that last particular development is still set for the future. Unsurprisingly, the initiative is called 'Live Anywhere'.
The new Live experience for PCs is said to look very much like that enjoyed by existing Xbox 360 owners, ensuring a smooth experience for those already familiar with the system, while offering excellent simplicity so that new users can quickly learn how it all works and play games across friends, colleagues or even strangers on the other side of the planet.