We’d hoped that the forty or so Xbox on Windows titles we saw a few weeks ago wouldn’t be all that new tablets running Windows 8 we getting, but in case you did Microsoft is offering a little reassurance in the form of a new development studio dedicated to Windows 8 tablets.

Lee Schuneman has been tapped to head the new London studio as it “explores the many creative and business opportunities that developing new games and entertainment experiences on Windows 8 tablet devices and platforms will afford.” Mr. Schuneman previously headed the creation of the Avatars used on across Microsoft’s Xbox LIVE platform, as well as this fall’s Fable: The Journey and Kinect Sports: Season One and Kinect Sports Season Two. The Yet-to-be-Named Studio opens to staffers this November.

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