Later this month, Microsoft is expected to deliver some more info on the Windows Store that will accompany the upcoming Windows 8 platform.The company already announced plans to unveil some more details on the application portal as soon as Windows 8 Beta is here, and we can now count the weeks until that happens.
Windows Store will become public along with the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, and will include both applications and games for users to download/purchase.
Microsoft has already been expected to make deals with some of the most successful game developers out there for the launch of appealing titles in the Windows Store, and a list of games that leaked over at The Verge confirms that.
Windows 8 users will be able to get games such as Angry Birds, Reckless Racing, Hydro Thunder, Full House Poker, Crash Course or Rocket Riot from the Store, as soon as the first devices become available for purchase.
Moreover, the leaked info points at pre-loaded games for the upcoming platform, including Pinball and Solitaire, which does not come too much of a surprise in the end, since they were present on older versions of Microsoft’s desktop client as well.
For those out of the loop, we should note that Microsoft confirmed back in December that it would offer developers the possibility to submit both free and paid applications and games to the Windows Store. Pricing will range from $1.49 to $999.
Windows 8 Consumer Preview and the beta version of Windows Store that will become available later this month will offer access only to free games. Paid content will be included in the public version of the store later this year.
When it comes to paid content, Microsoft will be getting 30 percent of proceeds at first. However, if an application or game reaches $25,000 in sales, the company’s share will decrease to 20 percent. In other words, the more successful the software, the more money for its developer.
You can download the Windows 8 Developer Preview Build 8102 M3 from Softpedia via this link.
Update: More titles have been unveiled in a recent article on Microsoft News. Among them, we can count Sudoku, Cut the rope, Zombies, or Beards & Beaks.