CES 2008 – New Games for Windows Announced

8 01 2008

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Microsoft  has announced
at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas the addition of new titles to its Games for Windows portfolio, revealing the first-year results for the initiative that brought PC gaming some of the most popular Windows-based games available. New “Games for Windows”-branded titles include Alone in the Dark, Space Siege, Tomb Raider: Underworld and more.

“Games for Windows truly thrived in 2007. We went from two titles in 2006 to a continually growing portfolio of over 60 titles here at CES 2008,” said Kevin Unangst, senior global director of Games for Windows in the Entertainment and Devices Division at Microsoft. “We delivered on our promise one year ago to reinvigorate the PC gaming space and bring the best portfolio of games to Windows. And this is just the beginning. With our partners, we will continue to drive the resurgence of Windows-based gaming.”

As a CES attendee, you will get the chance to experience some of the great games due out this year, among which Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures, Conflict: Denied Ops Frontlines: Fuel of War, Space Siege, Turning Point: Fall of Liberty and Jigsaw Too Photo Edition are mentioned. A game for Windows Live Messenger has also been confirmed for release this year and CES 08 is hosting it for a first glance.

So, the full list of new Games for Windows-branded titles announced at this year’s CES looks a little something like this:

– Alone in the Dark (Atari)
– Bionic Commando (Capcom)
– Conflict: Denied Ops (Eidos Interactive)
– Empire: Total War (SEGA)
– LEGO Indiana Jones (LucasArts)
– Microsoft Train Simulator 2 (Microsoft Game Studios)
– Sins of a Solar Empire (Stardock)
– Space Siege (SEGA)
– Tomb Raider: Underworld (Eidos Interactive)

Other titles within the Games for Windows “order” expected to be released this year include Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures, Borderlands, The Club, Fallout 3 and Frontlines: Fuel of War. Developers are up to par on each and every one of them so rest assured, you’re in for a full year.

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