After years of ignoring PC and focusing all its efforts on Xbox 360, Microsoft has finally admitted that it needs to “step up” it’s PC gaming efforts.
“There’s been a fair bit of criticism aimed at Microsoft that we were spending a lot of our focus on console, and we need to be putting resources behind PC as well,” Microsoft Game Studios general manager Dave Luehmann said.
“Other companies should look to Microsoft for leadership, but I’m not sure they do. It is our job to lead the way on PC,” he added. “And in some ways we are doing that and in other ways we are not. So we need to step up.”
This is not the first time Microsoft makes such a promise. In fact, former Microsoft gaming executive Peter Moore promised in 2006 that the release of Windows Vista would mark a sort of PC gaming Renaissance.
I still think they are just all talk and might just release a terrible game or two. What are your thoughts?
I really hope they’re not all talk. I’m one of those rare gamers who doesn’t own a console of any sort — my gaming is done with my PC. I lost a lot of respect for Microsoft when they shuttered their ACES Studio, which had produced their top-notch simulators, but if they actually think they’ve seen the error of their ways and can bring strong, fresh, compelling games to the PC, then I’m all for it!
I just hope their efforts don’t end up being a pale clone of some other successful game or a really, really lousy port of a console game. I want fresh, I want new, I want exciting.
C’mon, Microsoft….bring it. Show us PC gamers the love; we helped you get where you are, after all.