There are more than 160,000 apps in the Windows Store right now, but Microsoft doesn't want to rest on its laurels, so it continues efforts to bring more high-quality games on Windows 8 and thus boost the adoption of the modern operating system.
The company today announced that it signed a deal with Kabam, one of the largest mobile phone game producers, who agreed to launch some of its most popular titles on Windows and Windows Phone, thus giving users of Microsoft's modern platforms the chance to play them as well.
Fast & Furious 6, Dragons of Atlantis: Heirs of the Dragon and The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth are some of the titles that will launch on Windows and Windows Phone next year, the company announced in a press statement rolled out today. The deal was officially revealed at the Computex show yesterday.
Of course, both companies rushed to praise each other, saying that users are the ones who'll benefit from the new agreement thanks to the addition of new high-quality games in the Windows Store.
“Kabam’s goal is to be the free-to-play games leader across all mobile platforms,” said Kent Wakeford, chief operating officer of Kabam. “Collaborating with Microsoft to put Kabam games on Microsoft mobile devices is a further step toward Kabam’s platform ubiquity.”
Microsoft, on the other hand, explained that this new deal is just another reason for you to switch to Windows, explaining that the Windows ecosystem is becoming much stronger with such deals.
“Kabam is a leader in free-to-play games with a strong record of delivering game experiences that people love,” said Steven Guggenheimer, corporate vice president and chief evangelist, developer experience and evangelism at Microsoft. “Bringing its existing franchise games as well as future hit titles makes the Windows ecosystem even more robust. In return Kabam will enjoy unmatched monetization opportunities, such as our industry-leading 61 carrier billing connections in 36 markets.”
As soon as they reach the store, all games developed by Kabam will be featured by Microsoft in order to make everyone aware that new titles are available for download. At the same time, Kabam has promised to promote its games across all available channels, just like it's the case with the other mobile platforms.
Future titles to be released by Kabam will also be made available on Windows 8, which basically makes the modern operating system owned by Microsoft go head to head with the other supported operating systems.