"Xbox LIVE extends to Windows Vista to create single online gaming service starting with â€œHalo 2â€ on May 8.
REDMOND, Wash. â€” March 14, 2007 â€” Microsoft Corp. today announced the extension of the Xbox LIVEÂ® games and entertainment network to the WindowsÂ® platform, bringing together the most popular online console game service with the most popular games platform in the world. Debuting on May 8, 2007, with the launch of the Windows Vistaâ„¢ version of the XboxÂ® blockbuster â€œHaloÂ® 2,â€ Games for Windows â€” LIVE will connect Windows gamers to over six million gamers already in the Xbox LIVE community. Then, launching in June, â€œShadowrunâ„¢â€ will for the first time connect Windows gamers with Xbox 360â„¢ players in cross-platform matches using a single service. â€œUNOÂ®,â€ releasing later in 2007, will also support cross-platform play between Windows and Xbox 360"