Microsoft reiterates support for PC gaming

pc-gaming-thumbThese past few years, PC gamers have bombarded Microsoft with criticism regarding the company's perceived lack of support for PC gaming. Microsoft has countered, saying that it's their job to lead but first-party publishers must pick up the slack as well.

 

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These past few years, PC gamers have bombarded Microsoft with criticism regarding the company's perceived lack of support for PC gaming. Microsoft has countered, saying that it's their job to lead but first-party publishers must pick up the slack as well.

 

“Other companies should look to Microsoft for leadership, but I’m not sure they do," Microsoft Games Studios’ general manager Dave Luehmann told MCV in an interview. "It is our job to lead the way on PC. And in some ways we are doing that and in other ways we are not. So we need to step up.

 

“I think it is the responsibility of first parties to push the business models in to new directions. We will test some ideas – some will work and some won’t,” he added.

 

Luehmann further reiterated Microsoft's commitment to PC gaming by rattling off a few upcoming titles and hinting at more in the future. 

 

“We are putting some real investment and big IPs behind the Windows platform. We’ve spoken of the first three, Fable III, Age of Empires Online and Microsoft Flight. However we are not going to stop there.”

 

 

 

Via [MCV]

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