Microsoft Studios’ PLAY initiative brings Xbox back to the PC one more time. But unlike Games for Windows Live, PLAY’s focus on XBLA titles just might stick.
Windows 8 hasn’t exactly had a great reception from players or the gaming developer community since its launch, but that might change (at least a little) thanks to PLAY and its introduction of some of Xbox Live’s best to PC playing audiences.
A surprisingly solid selection of titles are available right now too, with more on the way soon. Here’s the rundown of what’s on the Windows 8 App Store and XBLA under the PLAY banner:
- 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
- Pinball FX2
- Gunstringer: Dead Man Running
- Skulls of the Shogun – launches at the end of January