Jason Holtman has seemingly left Microsoft less than six months after he was hired to head up the company's renewed PC gaming initiative.
That didn't take long. I wonder why he left so quick? Lol
Rumors say he left like this. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
I lol every time he hits the guy in the chin with the burger. You get a funny bubble.
I hear it was more like this: http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Maybe he was ejected and this happened https://www.youtube.com/wat...
Probably because Microsoft is pushing support behind the Xbox one and all of his suggestions got shot down, that's what I imagine happened. Just like black tusk they are a dream team tasked with creating the next halo like franchise then get told they have to work on gears.
Yeah, that's been a commonality over the 20 years of computers I've been around with Microsoft. Always glad to see someone else say that too. I felt sorry for black tusk, I feel like Jason left in frustration, or was forced out by having "outlandish" ideas.
Or maybe it was personal reasons... How is it 'probable' that he was underutilized or ignored. He literally could have left for any number of reasons. PS, how do you know black tusk isn't excited about doing Gears? I'm not saying you can't be right, but you're working on too little information to jump to conclusions.
@mhunterjr ok say you are given a blank check and told you are aloud to create whatever you want, how excited would you be? Then the same guy comes around and takes it all away from you! How would that make you feel? Watch the Kyle bosman video on game trailers he sums it up perfectly. And on topic of the pc side, how many great franchises do Microsoft have just sitting their, flight simulator, age of empires, age of mythology their great old pc franchises that are begging to be done again. It's frustrating to me that I can't see a new age of empires game on the horizon I loved that series growing up, they shut the studio down after creating halo wars which was the best rts on a console ever, the flight simulator games which they stopped making especially the combat ones. Microsoft could've been a power house in the pc game sector instead they focused on the halo, cod, gears of aware crowd
Either that or MS cut it's PC gaming initiative budget from $3 to 3 cents.
Probably because he discovered Microsoft was nothing like Steam. Ohhhh snap!
Microsoft says oh Valve will release Steam OS and keep people playing PC games. We have no need to worry about that. Noone will abandon windows. They will just dual boot.
Damn that was quick why MS?
Well he was heading up their PC gaming sector, and knowing Microsoft they probably weren't planning much there. Microsoft has been saying for years that they're going to start supporting the PC better, and that the games are coming. It's been years now, and the games never came.
If anything they've actively sabotaged PC gaming.
After the games for windows fiasco, I sure won't lose any sleep if Microsoft decide to stop supporting PC gaming better.
Whoa what happened?, I used to think that salary in MS is good, MS pays good.
Just because you get paid money doesn't mean the people up the ladder from you respect and listen to you. My guess is that he got tired of bureaucratic games being played, partially why I don't care for ms is because it seems as if there is a false sense of caring from the higher ups. Their business algorithms interfere with a progressive mind. Hellzsupernova said, " Just like black tusk they are a dream team tasked with creating the next halo like franchise then get told they have to work on gears." And that's a prime example of what I mean. Microsoft's mission statement sounds like it's a mantra of, "don't inspire or create, only own intellectual property and control what can. Oh, and market."
Although the "Tech demo" looked a lot more interesting than Gears of War, I must stop you here. It is not KNOWN that they made anything more than a Tech Demo. So it isn't an example, it is a rumour. Until sources get out that they are angry that the have to work on Gears of War, than it is an example of MS her love for the Brogamer crowd. Which btw I also agree with you probably happened, as it is the reason why the 360 later in life sucked so much. Man... one shooter after the other... crapfest.
Is money worth losing your dreams over?
Damn....six months is very short time. Can't even celebrate one birthday or use any paid vacation days.
It was probably something to do with him trying to make Xbox games cheaper, or have sales like steam does. MS probably laughed so hard that he decided to quit as there was no hope.
Here's what happened. They hired him to get all his information about Steam and the upcoming Steambox. A lot of industry cats feel threatened by the Steambox phenomenon.
[Update: A Microsoft spokesperson responded to our request for comment, stating the following: "We can confirm that Jason has left Microsoft and we're grateful for his time at the company. We wish him the best in his future endeavors."]
Bring forza 5 to pc, and I'll buy windows 8
I hope you mean Forza 4.
Either tbh, I can only imagine forza 4 ultimate edition on triple screen pc goodness !! That would be pretty epic stuff, but then again I'm a gear head
Assetto Corsa on steam best sim out right now.Game not finished but has some cars some tracks they update every week like promised.I have forza 5 its fun but no dl AC.
Yup I have it, the triple screen rendering is awesome, can't wait for multiplayer
Did not take long until people on N4G assumed it is all MS fault. Maybe he was drunk at work and had public sex with his secretary in the office? Who knows.
Good times at MS lol
Looks like the reason he lost his job at valve could be the reason why he had to leave Microsoft.
And what reason would that be?
Probably because he just had to waste 30 minutes of his life doing ANOTHER round of Windows 7 updates that don't actually improve the user experience one bit. THANKS MICROSOFT!!!!!!!!!!!
Not surprising at all. When it comes to PC gaming MS hardly exists beyond Windows. They only exist that much because there isn't an alternative. Strange as it sounds, MS and PC gaming don't mix. Been that way since GFWL.
who cares, pc gaming is fine with steam
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