The first batch of Xbox live game that will be ready in to either play or download within Windows 8 has been released this week and while many of them will be cross platform, there is still a nice mixture of Xbox and exclusive titles for the upcoming operating system.

The announcement came from the Microsoft spokesperson and all round cool guy Major Nelson via his ever popular blog, which listed the 40 titles that will be coming from many a handful of studios:

• Microsoft Studios
• Rovio
• Miniclip
• Gameloft
• ZeptoLab
• Glu Mobile
• Halfbrick Studios

As stated, many of these games will be up and running for both Xbox and Windows 8, some of these are of course already available on the Xbox Marketplace, but with the launch of Windows 8 we can expect touch screen support for the titles for both Windows 8 across various platforms such as desktop PC, Windows mobile, tablets and no doubt integrating with features such as Windows Smartglass. But the fun doesn't end there with the announcement of Kinect heading officially to PC, following the recent release of the Kinect Dev Kit for PC.

So without further delay, here is a complete list of the announced titles we can expect to see upon release on Windows 8.

1. 4 Elements II Special Edition
2. A World of Keflings
3. Adera: Episode 1
4. Adera: Episode 2
5. Adera: Episode 3
6. Angry Birds
7. Angry Birds Space
8. Big Buck Hunter Pro
9. BlazBlue Calamity Trigger
10. Collateral Damage
11. Crash Course GO
12. Cut the Rope
13. Disney Fairies
14. Dragon’s Lair
15. Field & Stream Fishing
16. Fruit Ninja
17. Gravity Guy
18. Gunstringer: Dead Man Running
19. Hydro Thunder Hurricane
20. IloMilo
21. iStunt 2
22. Jetpack Joyride
23. Kinectimals Unleashed
24. Microsoft Mahjong
25. Microsoft Minesweeper
26. Microsoft Solitaire Collection
27. Monster Island
28. PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX
29. Pinball FX 2
30. Reckless Racing Ultimate
31. Rocket Riot 3D
32. Shark Dash
33. Shuffle Party
34. Skulls of the Shogun
35. Taptiles
36. Team Crossword
37. The Harvest HD
38. Toy Soldiers Cold War
39. Wordament
40. Zombies!!!

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