Microsoft announced that their Xbox service will receive support from numerous developers on Windows 8. Studios supporting the service will include multiple mobile developers, including Rovio, Miniclip, Gameloft, ZeptoLab, Glu Mobile and Halfbrick Studios.
“Wave one of our portfolio will bring you many of the games you already know and love; and will include 29 titles from Microsoft Studios, some of which will be exclusive to Windows 8,” wrote Larry Hryb. “Many games will be available starting October 26 with ongoing new releases coming through holiday and beyond. This growing portfolio spans genres and delivers an innovative mix of fun-to-play titles that will be playable on any Windows 8 PC, laptop, or tablet.”
“Xbox games will be easy to find in the pre-installed Windows 8 Xbox Games app and available in the Windows 8 Store,” he continued. “In addition, all Xbox games for Windows 8 will have Xbox Achievements, and many will also take advantage of other Xbox features, including leaderboards, multiplayer modes, and connecting with friends, and more. Have a look at wave one of our portfolio:”