Microsoft Studios have today announced the launch of a new initiative named play, the sole purpose of which is to bring new titles to Windows 8 that include a few features you might recognise from the Xbox 360

Through Play you will be able to access leaderboards, connect to other friends using the service, join multiplayer modes etc.

The app is available through Xbox Live or the Windows 8 App Store and will include more titles as the launch progresses, the launch titles from today include:

  • 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 (due out later this month)

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