Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Microsoft Unveils Games for Windows Lineup

Microsoft Unveils Games for Windows Lineup Crysis Warhead, Lego Batman, Ghostbusters, Call of Duty: World at War and much more will be headed to the PC. Who says consoles have all the fun?

At the Games for Windows Presents: The Big Picture event in San Francisco, Microsoft has revealed what's in store for PC gamers, demonstrating a renewed commitment to the PC gaming space. The company showed off eight titles and announced 16 all-new upcoming Games for Windows titles. Overall, Games for Windows now offers a library of more than 85 branded titles from "nearly every major publisher."

"The big picture of the PC gaming market is unparalleled growth," said Kevin Unangst, senior global director of Windows gaming in the Entertainment and Devices division at Microsoft. "By all accounts, Windows continues to lead the gaming industry worldwide in both users and total revenue, and DFC Intelligence expects the PC gaming market to grow by a staggering 73 percent from 2007 to 2013. Compelling online experiences, industry-leading graphics, high-quality games and innovative hardware are driving that growth, and we're proud to partner with other leaders and showcase the best of Windows gaming at this event."

The eight games on display were Bionic Commando (Capcom), Call of Duty: World at War (Activision), Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization (2K Games), Devil May Cry 4 (Capcom), Ghostbusters: The Video Game (Sierra Entertainment), Kung Fu Panda (Activision), Space Siege (Sega), and WALL-E (THQ).

The 16 upcoming titles were listed as follows:

  • Battlestations: Midway (Eidos)

  • Battlestations: Pacific (Eidos)

  • Borderlands (2K Games)

  • Call of Duty: World at War (Activision)

  • Crysis Warhead (Crytek/EA Partners)

  • Dawn of War 2 (THQ)

  • Devil May Cry 4 (Capcom)

  • Ghostbusters: The Video Game (Sierra Entertainment)

  • Quantum of Solace (Activision)

  • LEGO Batman: The Videogame (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)

  • Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Video Game (Activision)

  • Mafia II (2K Games)

  • Project Origin Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)

  • Red Faction: Guerilla (THQ)

  • Saints Row 2 (THQ)

  • Zoo Tycoon 2: Ultimate Collection (Microsoft Game Studios) via gamedaily
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