Will your favorite games run on Windows® 7?
Windows 7 promises users with enriched gaming experience as the Microsoft newest operating system has several new features in its Games Explorer including fresh technical guidelines and requirements.
Taking in popular demand, Microsoft has included three most loved XP games – Internet Checkers, Internet Spades, and Internet Backgammon – in Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate editions. Game Explorer has also been redesigned for Windows 7 which offers games updates, statistics, new feed, etc. It is redesigned with the purpose to satisfy both casual and hard-core gamers. Windows 7 creates an easier game installation feature, 32bit and 64 bit platforms and Parental Controls are supported by it.
It also offers improved game updates notification for game titles. This allows more participation from the game developers with more game titles that pass the standard of technical requirements. These new requirements for the games for Windows 7 will help the developers to have an advantage of Windows 7 feature which allows them to check the compatibility with Windows 7. When the game is installed on Windows LIVE 3.0 client on Windows 7, Games for Windows's LIVE is added to Game Providers in Games Explorer. All these newly included features will help to enhance the consumers experience through the games for Windows.
Microsoft hopes to change after the proclamation of a streamlined approval process for GFW-labelled games – the “Games for Windows Self Certification Site.” Many advertisements have been made regarding the various marketing benefits of bringing titles to the GFW label. As many as 22 popular game titles have been installed and launched to check which games run on Windows 7.