Microsoft confirmed last night it was bringing the Game Room virtual hang out space to Xbox 360 and Games For Windows this year, an online arcade and - ahem - virtual console for your Xbox Avatar. What games will Xbox 360 owners get?
Initially, the service will launch Q2 2010 with 30 original arcade and old school console games, with Centipede and Asteroids Deluxe name-checked as leading the charge. The line up is comprised entirely of games for the Atari 2600, Intellivision and arcade offerings from the likes of Atari and Konami.
As the line-up is announced to reach 1000 games, it will at some point have to go beyond that small list of companies.
The following 30 games were showcased in the Game Room debut trailer, with a few more making cameos, but not yet officially announced.
1. Centipede (arcade) 2. Asteroids Deluxe (arcade) 3. Tempest (arcade) 4. Crystal Castles (arcade) 5. Lunar Lander (arcade) 6. Jungler (arcade) 7. Road Fighter (arcade) 8. Scramble (arcade) 9. Finalizer (arcade) 10. Tutankham (arcade) 11. Shao-Lin's Road (arcade) 12. Super Cobra (arcade) 13. Red Baron (arcade) 14. Gravitar (arcade) 15. Battlantlis 16. Astrosmash (Intellivision) 17. Mountain Madness Super Pro Skiing (Intellivision) 18. armour Battle (Intellivision) 19. Space Hawk (Intellivision) 20. Sub Hunt (Intellivision) 21. Sea Battle (Intellivision) 22. Space Armada (Intellivision) 23. Astrosmash (Intellivision) 24. Star Raiders (Atari 2600) 25. Outlaw (Atari 2600) 26. Yar's Revenge (Atari 2600) 27. Millipede (Atari 2600) 28. Football (Atari 2600) 29. RealSports Tennis (Atari 2600) 30. Combat (Atari 2600)
Sky Diver for the Atari 2600 makes a brief appearance in the first Game Room trailer, so expect it - and many other 2600 titles - eventually. The initial Game Room leak showed off games like Shark! Shark! and Star Strike for the Intellvision and Atari's RealSports Baseball and Realsports Basketball, so expect those too.