Microsoft has revealed game titles that will launch with its Windows 8 Xbox application.
The software giant confirmed on Friday that its new Windows 8 Xbox app will include 29 popular titles from its homegrown game house, Microsoft Studios.
Microsoft also added that gaming companies Gameloft, Glu Mobile, Halfbrick Studios, Miniclip, Rovio, and ZeptoLab will offer their own titles for Windows 8 Xbox.
“The first wave 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,” read Microsoft’s statement.
The list includes popular Xbox games such as Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, Gunstringer, Kinectimals Unleashed and Monster Island, among others (see the full list below).
Earlier this year, the company hinted its Windows 8 Xbox app as one of many products and services that will appear on its latest operating system.
The app will reportedly have a games store and achievements system similar to Microsoft’s Xbox 360 gaming console.
The Windows 8 Xbox app will launch with the new operating system on 26 October, and ongoing game releases will arrive during the holidays.
Here is the complete list of Xbox games confirmed for Windows 8:
- 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
- Cut the Rope
- Disney Fairies
- Dragon’s Lair
- Field & Stream Fishing
- Fruit Ninja
- Gravity Guy
- Gunstringer: Dead Man Running
- Hydro Thunder Hurricane
- 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
- Team Crossword
- The Harvest HD
- Toy Soldiers Cold War
Microsoft’s Xbox announcement is the second gaming launch the company made last week.
On Wednesday, the software maker announced a partnership with Atari to reboot some of the game maker’s classic games such as Asteroids, Centipede, Combat, Lunar Lander, and Missile Command.
The classic Atari games are available at Atari Arcade and feature updated graphics and a touch-friendly design.
The games will work best on Internet Explorer 10, which offers an an ad-free experience with Atari Arcade.
In addition to games, Microsoft is also adding the Xbox SmartGlass app to Windows 8 in the coming months.
SmartGlass will let you control some video games as well as feature supporting information such as current game statistics and maps.