Microsoft Reveals New Partner and Products for Games for Windows at Annual Games Convention

Posted by bink on August 23 2007, 3:22 PM. Posted in Games For Windows.

Ubisoft latest major publisher to join program; SideWinder PC gaming hardware triumphantly returns.

Proving continued industry support from among some of the best games companies from around the world, Microsoft Corp. today announced new games, hardware and accessories that will exhilarate fans of the world’s most popular gaming platform.

At the German Games Convention in Leipzig, Germany, Microsoft announced that top video game publisher Ubisoft Entertainment was the latest to join the Games for Windows branding program. The first title Ubisoft will deliver is “The Settlers®: Rise of an Empire.” Ubisoft joins other publishing powerhouses such as 2K Games, Activision Inc., Atari Inc., EA Partners, LucasArts, Microsoft Game Studios, Midway Home Entertainment Inc., and SEGA by committing to ship select titles under the Games for Windows brand, a brand that ensures a high level of quality, compatibility and support for key safety features for gaming on Windows®. With the addition of Ubisoft, Microsoft now enjoys the support of the majority of top games publishers around the world to provide consumers with amazing Windows gaming experiences.

Microsoft also announced that “Train Simulator 2” from Microsoft Game Studios will join the roster of more than 60 titles currently announced to carry the brand. “Train Simulator 2” brings to gamers the most realistic train simulation experience ever from Microsoft, allowing train enthusiasts to explore the world’s rail network or build their own in a detailed and immersive world

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