Creative director Ken Lobb says following "One Microsoft" reorganization, gaming team is "getting very strong support internally."
Come on Microsoft, the last time you had any sort of presence on PC was like 10 years ago.
I think what they're doing with EA and Titanfall is a good start.
Hopefully lol. Let's make those X1 exclusives M$ exclusives.
That's probably as much EAs choice as it is MSs. I wouldn't be surprised if MS would of preferred XB1 exclusivity, but settled for console exclusivity as the second best option.
At least with PC gaming MS can hit 1080p 60fps
It will be interesting once steamOS is out. I'll be dual booting for sure.
They're so dedicated that they're still on Gears of War 1 and Halo 2 on PC. I can't wait to "finish the fight" in 2020. The only thing they're dedicated to is PR BS. They remind us of why their PC near-monopoly is a horrible thing almost every day. Their last great move for PC gaming was KILLING OFF gfwl.
I do believe you've misinterpreted what the article is about. The quote in the title is "We're very dedicated to that space" which is referring to pc gaming of course. But, space is empty and void of substance and their recent dedication to keeping it that way really shows. In truth this policy has been really great, imagine if they actually tried... we'd still be stuck with Games for Windows Live.
I think they should improve DirectX to stay competitive on the PC market. It is their proprietary API and compared to Mantle and OpenGL when it comes to draw calls it's an absolute piece of crap. I mean come on Microsoft. DirectX11 is the bottleneck in PC gaming. Get it right!
Direct X is and will always be preferred and when used in conjunction with good tech we get crysis 3 results. Mantle has a long way to go before it will even reach where direct x is now.
But with OpenGL and Mantle you can get all the eye candy DirectX11 has without the serious performance impact draw calls make on the CPU under DX11. I'm all for Mantle and OpenGL taking the reins. DirectX11 is bloated.
hahahahahahahahhahahahh.... aww man haven't laughed that hard in a while.
Talking about the gaming content MS had the most impressive last years E3 press con. I think they are dedicated to gaming but their messaging is horrific atm.
Microsoft, you try to best every market you're in... But fail. Consoles (xbone) Operating Systems (w8) Tablets Phones (windows phone) Media Portable Players (zune) Internet browsers (...bing) I was such a fanboy before MS racked up a fail streak.
x1>> ps4. (less powerful yes but better controller, better exclusives and a better media centre) windows 8/7>> any other OS on the market (The people who claim windows 8 sucks are the ones that can't use it) Windows 8.1 with classic shell is essentially windows 7. Either way it annihilates linux and OS X. Most tablets are bad, but Microsoft have the best ones after Apple Windows phones are still better than Android. The zune did suck and so does bing so no defence there. Stop being such a Hipster and start being rational and realistic.
yes because who gives a shit about power? we have a camera!!!
So if you don't like MS...you're a hipster. Also, being rational? How about $399 for a system that's far more powerful and with more exclusives and is $100 cheaper? Is that not rational or realistic? How can you defend rationalism and realism and still be pro MS?
Windows xp is better than windows 7/8... I won't buy another gaming pc until either windows release an operating system better than xp that can play new games or steam os takes off and proves to be easy to use and very consumer friendly
It took me hours apon hours to get games for window to work so I could play dark souls... I hope they are dedicated to doing it well!
Also, all of you criticise and complain about how much you hate Microsoft yet i can guarantee that at least 70% of you use windows. Bunch of hypocrites.
And the alternative is? We certainly did't use GFWL, which is why it was shut down. MS has very little to do with PC gaming and that's fine, we really don't need GFWL 2.
A lot of people use windows down to the fact they want to play games and the microsoft monopoly of the OS market in the early days of the PC movement made it so people only developed for that system due to the fact Nvidia and AMD were only really consistently supporting 98, XP and so on. In all honesty the reason i despise Microsoft is due to the fact windows has been a mess since XP support dried up and i'm pretty much forced to use it. Just because you use a product by a company doesn't mean you have no right to a negative opinion.
Really? Almost your entire past history says otherwise.
I do not mind Microsoft supporting the PC platform. It's just that they always do it wrong. For starters. Where are all the games? GFWL was a complete and total disaster that should not be repeated in the future. Sometimes I would have to re type my password atleast 12 times before it recognized my account. There was never any real benefits to having this. It was really annoying and it set back pc gaming so much DirectX is really starting to bottleneck pc gaming and it sucks. If they didn't pull that whole GFWL bullshit and gave us some games we wouldn't be complaining yet they are doing exactly what we don't want them to do.
When they release Halo 2, 3, and Reach on PC maybe I will agree a little more with their PR BS
EXACTLY! They cannot even give us the latest halo games and they all want us to believe that they care for PC gamers. Not to mention the disaster that was GFWL which screwed over everyones PC's.
2 is on PC lol
Sure is and a terrible port
Blatantly chatting bull-shit.
Microsoft say this every half decade or so.....take it from me, I've been there on endless occasions. and the exact same thing happens.... absolutely zero dedication on the gaming side and maximum dedication on trying a new way to monopolise it.....and they'll say the same thing again in another five years.
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