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Today, Xbox is unveiling the first wave of games that will be available starting on October 26th on Windows 8. 29 of these games are from Microsoft Studios - some of which are exclusive to Windows 8. Xbox is also announcing support from Rovio, Miniclip, Gameloft, ZeptoLab, Glu Mobile, Halfbrick Studios who are also bringing Xbox games to Windows 8 in this first wave. Ongoing new releases will of course be available through the holiday and beyond.
Xbox games will be super easy to discover through the Games app that comes with Windows 8 and available through the Windows Store. Xbox games for Windows 8 will have Xbox Achievements as well as the ability to take advantage of certain Xbox features such as leaderboards, multiplayer modes, and connecting with friends.
So here’s the list of games!
For more information on Xbox games for Windows 8, click here.
israel.lopez217 Hopefully? The purchases made on the current GFWL store better carry on to Windows 8, having to buy BlazBlue again for $35 would be a complete rip-off.
Games out of the list I have bought and HOPEFULLY you give it to us for free or a discount for HD/3D versions just by having marketplace analyze our bought apps history:
Hydro Thunder Hurricane
Microsoft Solitaire Collection
PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX
Rocket Riot 3D
The Harvest HD
Toy Soldiers Cold War
1) I hope us Windows Phone 7 phone owners/supporters, get access to the same games we bought on WP7 also on Windows 8 and WP8! And for "HD" versions, I hope we get a 50% discount or something close to it! It would be unfair if we have to buy the same game we bought on WP7, again for WP8 and Windows 8.
2) PCs can take the beating produced by Xbox360/Ps3 3D Graphics, so I hope to see big non mobile games like other users have commented. How about Halo 3, Halo 3 ODST, Halo Wars, Halo Anniversary Edition and Halo Reach?
Is there a reason that I cannot download a single game from the Xbox Games hub in the Release Preview, not even Solitaire. I live in Serbia, does that make any difference? If not, then can someone tell me possible reasons for my troubles?
I was expecting more hardcore PC games. At the very least Halo Wars. sigh. Seems like Windows Phone all over again.
I'm guessing "Windows 8" also means 'Windows RT' too.
MS should contact Infinite Blade creators and have this game at launch also.
Rocket Riot 3D? Tell me more...