In an effort to increase the number of game titles available for its Windows Vista operating system, Microsoft has struck an agreement with Ubisoft under which the companies will work together to ensure the French developer's offerings are fully compatible with the new OS.
Going forward, Ubisoft's products will carry the Games for Windows seal, an indication to consumers that a game will run properly on Windows Vista and other Microsoft operating systems.
The first Ubisoft title to carry the seal will be "The Settlers: Rise of An Empire", Microsoft disclosed Friday at a gaming conference in Leipzig, Germany. Other popular Ubisoft titles for the PC include "Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon", "Silent Hunter", and "Heroes of Might and Magic".
Game publishers that have previously signed on for Microsoft's Games for Windows campaign include EA Partners, LucasArts, Activision, and 2K Games.