Microsoft Game Studios are working to bringing a "beloved franchise" to Windows 8, as specified by a career opportunity ad.
Hmmm interesting for sure
So, locking out Win7 already? Completely unnecessary.
Releasing a game to win8 is not locking out win7. Overreact much? And if said game relies on some form of cloud use, then obviously it is necessary.
I heard they were planning on pulling Windows 7 from store shelves soon.. so I wouldn't be surprised if they were locking it out.
@Sarobi Then you're wrongly informed cause MS just announced they would prolong the sale of W7
@cesuf So at the moment, Windows 7 users can't play any MMOs, Diablo 3, or last Sim City game (which with the "power of the cloud" crashed and burned horribly at the start)? Saying "the cloud" is basically a new way of saying it has dedicated servers or has to always be connected online to play.
***Releasing a game to win8 is not locking out win7. Overreact much?*** You might want to read what the position required: "Microsoft Game Studios is looking for a senior engineer with services development experience to join our team and help us build a new title based on a beloved franchise for Windows 8." For windows 8.... That means exactly that... Just for Windows 8. At no point did they say "For Windows OS with a focus on Windows 8" or anything of the like.
This game will likely be a year or two out if they are just now looking for senior engineers. By then I'm sure Windows 7 will be phased out.
***By then I'm sure Windows 7 will be phased out.*** Not at all likely. http://www.zdnet.com/window... Windows 8 would have to see an unprecedented growth. Even then, at least 25% of the market will still be using Win7 (more than likely closer to 40%). This is purely Microsoft forcing Windows 8 on people since the adoption rate for it has been abysmal in comparison to other Windows OS releases.
Likely for purchase through the W8 store, Project Spark/Halo:SA is W8 only and it'll work that way going forward. People complained that there's no real reason to upgrade to W8, well they listened lol. Also DX11.2 is W8 only, when tiled resources become widely used on X1, it'll translate to PC.
I'm sure. What I meant though is that in 2 years or so, MS will start phasing out support for Windows 7. I doubt MS wants to support another OS for the long term like they did XP. But even with XP, their software support not related to the OS itself eventually dried up. It is a way to force obsolescence though, which is what you are saying. At this point though, it's likely the game is being designed around some feature of Windows 8. The only real difference between 7 and 8 though is the Metro UI and the way they handle apps/programs, along with some memory management stuff.
***Likely for purchase through the W8 store, Project Spark/Halo:SA is W8 only and it'll work that way going forward.*** Yes, and it's only being done to force people to upgrade to their latest and greatest. No other reason since DX 11.1 can be put out on Win7. They both use the same framework and there is zero reason the can't put it out other than they want people to use Win8 and force people to use the Win8 storefront (they want to turn PCs into closed OS systems like iOS and Android) so they can get a cut of everything sold on PC. See why Gabe Newell is so angry with Win8 and Microsoft. *** I doubt MS wants to support another OS for the long term like they did XP.*** Microsoft's license agreement says they will support each OS release for a minimum of 10 years. ***At this point though, it's likely the game is being designed around some feature of Windows 8.*** The _only_ feature in Win8 that can't be in Win7 is the tiles UI. Otherwise, they are holding back on Win7 to force upgrades.
Hmm indeed everybody thought this game was a new xbone game..
It could be a Xbone/PC game. I think Fable is one that should be considered. When I think of beloved franchise from Microsoft I see only Fable and Halo. Considering the new Fable will be getting episodic like content over the whole generation of Xbone. It could be coming to PC as well. It utilizes cloud tech.
If its pc then I'm guessing age of empires is the most likely fit
Halo F2P is my guess, there's been so much evidence to put to that.
Thank god the cloud is not exclusive... lol @ShinMaster Nah xbox will still be here. But my ps4 will be next to my pc nov 2014.. If they are making it for win8(low selling OS) it's probably another small game like that halo thing. I want Quantum break on pc so we can play it at it's highest potential.
Looks like Microsoft is starting moving back to PC. This might be the beginning of the end of Xbox. ...but probably not
Bring all the AAA Xbox titles to PC please. I would love to see all the 360 Halos on PC with updated graphics. And all the Gears (even Judgement- I actually really enjoyed it). Let's start with Dead Rising 3 please and thank you.
Just cancel x1 and put all game in PC. Everyone has a pc so its a win-win
Yup I would love Forza on Pc, I'm sure the mods for it could make it pretty epic
So PC is getting this infamous cloud too? Whatever. Anything added to PC is better for PC gamers and as a PC gamer I am all for more.
Looks like Microsoft is moving back to PC. This might be the beginning of the end of Xbox.
Microsoft has always supported the PC. This is in no way an indication that it is the beginning of the end for Xbox.
They wouldn't be admitting to stuff like this if it wasn't true: http://www.lazygamer.net/ge... "we’ve lost our way a bit in supporting Windows games" http://www.gamespot.com/art... Heck, you haven't gotten a Halo game on PC since the second one.
Or.. maybe it's because windows is owned by Microsoft and they need to bring content out for that platform so they don't alienate their community.
Also because it's more profitable than Xbox.
It's likely a move to combat steam. Steam Consoles are going to become a big issue for Windows in the near future as Valve are trying to get Windows gamers (and devs) to switch over to Linux.
My exact thoughts as well its a shame they pretty much had the pc gaming market to themselves in many times but they just didnt bother too mucb now that steam is picking up momentum they want to focus on pc gaming this also reminds me of the windows smartphone os before the metro ui came in they had that market but didnt focus it took apple and google to get them moving
What about it?
Isn't it obvious guys? If there bringing a one of their IPs to PC it has to be the one and only Age of Empires.
they are bringing a PC franchise to PC?
Genius eh? LMAO
Windows 8? Thanks I pass.
Win 8 isn't really that bad once you get past the Metro crap.
and it's still "crap"
Win 8 is nothing more than a slightly faster version of Win 7. It's not really crap, the worst part about it is Metro, and you can easily get rid of it constantly intruding on you all the time. It's the same as all the drones harping on about how bad Vista was, when in reality Vista was only bad when it first came out. After SP1, Vista was clearly decent.
It's a Windows 8 exclusive so they ain't bringing anything back to PC gaming. Most PC gamers are using Windows 7 so this is just MS trying to get more market share for Windows 8. Nothing to do with coming back to PC. And btw MS stopped supporting PC gaming when they launched the original Xbox. They have been nothing but hostile to PC gaming since.
I game on a Windows 8 PC and I know a lot of people that do as well. You get performance increases and faster loading times. Windows 7 was/is great, but I will stick with Win 8 for gaming. From Steam hardware survey: Windows 7 64 bit 53.71% +0.31% Windows 7 13.10% -0.21% Windows 8 64 bit 11.93% -3.73% Windows XP 32 bit 6.40% -0.28% Windows 8.1 64 bit 6.34% +4.32% Windows Vista 64 bit 3.91% -0.20% Windows Vista 32 bit 1.83% -0.12% Windows 8 0.65% -0.13% Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit 0.38% +0.22% Windows XP 64 bit 0.35% +0.01% Windows 8.1 0.23% +0.13% Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS 64 bit 0.18% -0.01% Ubuntu 13.04 64 bit 0.11% -0.25% Linux 64 bit 0.10% 0.00% Linux Mint 15 Olivia 64 bit 0.10% -0.02% Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS 0.07% -0.01% Ubuntu 13.10 0.07% +0.07% Other 0.54% -0.02% Windows 7 is the most popular for sure, but Windows 8 has a decent percentage too. If you add up the different version of Windows 8, it comes to 19.15%. So almost 20% of computers that run steam and have taken the hardware survey use it. Windows 7 will not be supported forever, eventually people will have to switch to a newer operating system. If Steam OS turns out the way they want it to, I will be switching to that for gaming.
I will eventually switch to 8.1 just waiting for all the beta testing to be done :)
Thank you! Someone who understands this! Microsoft alienated PC gamers a long time ago! Steam has been the go to source for how long!? Like someone said above, Microsoft is just trying to market Windows 8.
Steam on Windows is the source you're talking about?
I'm just glad they got rid of GFWL.
What happens to the GFWL games that doesn't have any studios left?
That's a really good question.
I wonder if they will bring their old xbox and 360 games to PC so they will always be around so people can play them again.
Beloved eh? Honestly, the only thing I can think of is Halo, that's pretty much all they have when it comes to "beloved"
Personally, I'd take Forza.
Yes please !
It's probably Age of Empires or Black and White.
I think it's Age of Empires
If they started releasing some old 360 exculsive games remastered for PC they could make some serious revenue. I would buy it to play Halo 3-4 on the PC, especially Halo Wars. Oh they have to bring the Coop element too, thats a must haha.
More PC love out of a result of declining sales on the console market? I consider that a win. You do us right we do you right, microsoft
we all know its Halo 3, already been leaked onto steam database registry.
Halo 4 on pc would be awesome
Age of Empires! You heard it here first!
Oh great... Cloud... Im pretty sure every instance of cloud gaming beyond backing up your save files has been a disaster.
Dead rising 3 and quentum break please😃
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