Microsoft has been the recipient of much criticism in recent times, with many accusing the software giant of not supporting PC gaming like it can and should. The company, however, disagrees, and has once more reiterated its stance on the platform.
Redmond told MCV it’ll support PC gaming, but only if other publishers do the same.
This according to Microsoft Games Studios’ general manager Dave Luehmann:
“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,” he 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. And in some ways we are doing that and in other ways we are not. So we need to step up.
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.
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.”