Today, Microsoft will hold it’s “Games for Windows Presents: The Big Picture” showcase event in San Francisco. There, attendees will get a chance to have hands on experience with a variety of PC games from some of the largest publishers. The titles exhibited range from fun and family friendly games for casual gamers to action packed shooting games for hardcore gamers.
Microsoft will also be announcing 16 other games that will be released under the Games for Windows line including Crysis Warhead, the sequel to last years hit Crysis. Games for Windows now has more than 85 titles from nearly every major publisher.
Also present will be NVIDIA and ATI to debut their newest graphics cards and GPU’s.
This event comes right after the announcement of the most successful PC gaming launch of 2008 with the Games for Windows-branded title “Conan: Hyborian Adventures” which shipped an astounding 1 million units worldwide, one of the biggest Games for Windows debut and the most successful massively multiplayer online game launch since World of Warcraft.
“The big picture of the PC gaming market is unparalleled growth,” said Kevin Unangst, senior global director of Windows gaming in the Entertainment and Devices division at Microsoft. “By all accounts, Windows continues to lead the gaming industry worldwide in both users and total revenue, and DFC Intelligence expects the PC gaming market to grow by a staggering 73 percent from 2007 to 2013. Compelling online experiences, industry-leading graphics, high-quality games and innovative hardware are driving that growth, and we’re proud to partner with other leaders and showcase the best of Windows gaming at this event.”