Microsoft-Studios-PLAY 19 Jan

Microsoft is looking to bring the Xbox Live Arcade experience to anything running Windows 8,  as its new ‘Play’ Initiative has already ported over titles like Hydro Thunder Hurricane and Ilomilo + to tablets and other devices. Supporting leaderboards, free trials, and multiplayer, more games are confirmed to launch at the end of next month. Those that have attached their pre-existing Xbox Live accounts to Windows 8 will have to re-purchase any already owned games in order to play them off their 360s.

The current list of supported titles can be found below:

  • Toy Soldiers (not available on Windows RT)
  • 4 Elements: Special Edition
  • Hydro Thunder Hurricane
  • Rocket Riot 3D
  • Reckless Racing Ultimate
  • Microsoft Solitaire Collection
  • Microsoft Mahjong
  • Microsoft Minesweeper
  • Taptiles
  • Adera
  • Pinball FX2
  • Wordament
  • Gunstringer: Dead Man Running
  • Ilomilo+
  • Skulls of the Shogun (launches at the end of January)

(Source: OXM, via CVG)