Microsoft has announced the first batch of Xbox LIVE games that will be arriving on the firm's next operating system, Windows 8.
Wave one of the titles due to be compatible with Windows 8 includes 40 games from studios such as Gameloft, Rovio and Halfbrick Studios, with 29 of them coming from Microsoft Studios. The majority of the titles, with some being exclusive to Windows 8, will be available on October 26, the date which the operating system releases.
The following Xbox LIVE games will become available through the preinstalled Windows 8 Xbox Games app, as well as the Windows 8 Store:
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Windows 8 exclusives include Hydro Thunder Hurricane, Microsoft Solitaire Collection, Microsoft Minesweeper, Microsoft Mahjong, Wordament, and HitPoint's episodic Adera.