Microsoft Launches Games For Windows Marketplace

Microsoft is planning to launch an online game store for gamers who use Windows-based PCs as gaming platforms.

The Games for Windows Marketplace online store will offer PC gamers 100 gaming titles to choose from initially and will present simple browsing and purchasing options along with access to special offers and discounts.

The platform will also come with Xbox LIVE and Windows Live integration, allowing gamers to interact with the massive Microsoft gaming community.

Kevin Unangst, senior global director, PC and Mobile Gaming, at Microsoft, said in a statement: “With Games for Windows Marketplace, we set out to create a digital store built for PC gamers end-to-end.”

“And by integrating with our existing Xbox LIVE and Windows Live services, we’ve made it easier than ever for millions of gamers to see for themselves how easy buying PC games can be.” he added.

The company has also promised to offer high speed game downloads for users who purchase a Windows PC game from the platform.