New XBOX Live games for Windows 8 announced

Microsoft recently announced its first wave of Xbox Live games releasing for Windows 8. The list comprises of mainly Microsoft games along with some blockbusters like Angry Birds etc.

As announced earlier, Windows 8 will come equipped with the Xbox 360 platform, making it easier for gamers to access games irrespective of which Windows 8 enabled device they have.

This is just the first launch and Microsoft will keep on rolling out new titles throughout the holiday season.

Microsoft also noted that the games will be located in the pre-installed Windows 8 Xbox Games app. Gamers will also have access to multiple Xbox features such as leader boards, multiplayer modes and connecting with friends.

Although it is still not clear whether the new titles being launched by Microsoft, 29 of them, will be available to other platforms as well or they’ll be exclusive to Windows 8 only.

List of new releases:

4 Elements II Special Edition

A World of Keflings

Adera: Episode 1

Adera: Episode 2

Adera: Episode 3

Angry Birds

Angry Birds Space

Big Buck Hunter Pro

BlazBlue Calamity Trigger

Collateral Damage

Crash Course GO

Dragons Lair

Field & Stream Fishing

Fruit Ninja

Gravity Guy

Gunstringer: Dead Man Running

Hydro Thunder Hurricane

IloMilo

iStunt 2

Jetpack Joyride

Kinectimals Unleashed

Microsoft Mahjong

Microsoft Minesweeper

Microsoft Solitaire Collection

Monster Island

PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX

Pinball FX 2

Reckless Racing Ultimate

Rocket Riot 3D

Shark Dash

Shuffle Party

Skulls of the Shogun

Taptiles

Team Crossword

The Harvest HD

Toy Soldiers Cold War

Wordament

Zombies!!!

The titles don’t really look like the game changers, but it is a positive start from Microsoft.

Give us your views on these upcoming releases.

Source: Major Nelson via Techradar

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