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Microsoft Will Support PC Gaming More But Only If Other Publishers Do The Same

by Ernice Gilbert on September 25th, 2010, under Microsoft, News

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.”

Recently, an internal document showed Microsoft asking itself whether it should release first-party PC titles to the consumer.

Thanks MCV.


  1. Sun, 26th Sep 2010 at 2:43 am

    so thats why yous cut alan wake on PC, after 2 years of nothing but PC footage being shown?
    if thats not a massive middle finger to the fans than i dont know what is!
    M$ does not give a royal 2 hoots about the PC, so stop acting as if you do!

  2. Sun, 26th Sep 2010 at 6:27 am

    Agreed with the Alan Wake stuff, yeah, that was cruel.

  3. Sun, 26th Sep 2010 at 8:39 am

    they finally announced the release date for the last DLC.
    figures, the day after i sell my 360 they announce the release date!
    really wanted to find out how the story finished too!

  4. Sun, 26th Sep 2010 at 2:23 pm

    You sold it after all? How much you got for it?

  5. Mon, 27th Sep 2010 at 8:02 am

    not bad considering i only spent 300 when i first purchased it!

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