After attending Microsoft’s Windows 10 event in Redmond last month, Patrick Moorhead wrote a bit about Microsoft’s Windows 10 for consumers, enterprises and on the Surface Hub and HoloLens.
Only if they start giving the pc platform more support.
99% of PC gamers could probably care less about Microsoft's support to gaming. We just want Win 10 to quietly serve our needs as users and to not get in the way of anything. DX12 and Win 10 being free are a good start to get gamers on board. Hololens should be exciting as well.
Anything to get away from the current monstrosity!
@originalJerryB Acutally, 8.1 is currently better than Win7. Its been tweaked and tuned accordingly. It manages resources far more efficiently, it's responsive, smooth. You name it. The majority that currently HAVE it, love it. It's great that they're actually learning from the Win8 Vanilla downfall and listening to their customers. Some people just love to whine, but hey, that's ok. Y'all can whine while I enjoy the OS and everything it has to offer. If it's any consolation, the Windows 10 preview program has been going great and proves that Microsoft have been listening to concerns and adapting them this time. Gonna be sweet when it releases alongside DX12. E: special spelling!
they will win with pc gamers if they open up that walled garden. one example is allowing games to be streamed to windows 10 devices from your windows 10 pc. if they really wanted to get some attention they would have pc/xbox one games with one purchase price. meaning you but the game that is available on both like the upcoming fable and it can be used on the pc or the xbox one without the need to buy separately. if windows 10 is truly an all in one model then what's the problem? of course this would be entirely up to the publisher but microsoft should be leading by example. problem is it will always be limited because they have a vested interest ion selling xbox systems.
What does that even mean? PC gamers overwhelmingly game on windows PCs. The only question is which version of windows they choose to run. They don't need MS to make games software in orders make the upgrade to Win10... They just need a compelling reason to upgrade... The fact that the upgrade is free, and supports Dx12 almost gauruntees that it will be a hit with PC gamers.
You forget that it actually needs to be made for Desktops as well, instead of a multi-device OS with backwards decisions for that crowd.
@roccetarius What backwards decisions are you talking about? Look at the previews... It functions as well for desktop use as it does for other form factors. I don't see anyone running preview builds complaining...
If hololens does what it says then yes.
Morehead rides again! ...lol Yup Win-Win for both PC/X1
Windows 10 will succeed with gamers and everyone else if its received overall as a good OS and an improvement no just from Window 8 but also Windows 7. I don't think its a gaming specific argument for will it win gamers over...its a queston of: is it good as my everyday / everything OS?
It doesn't have to win. Winning is not required, Steam already has that down. All it needs to do is to not suck and annoy the user base with senseless crap nobody wants.
@stragomccloud define support and please don't say first party games. I hope they can win some over , but not at the expense of their dignity and without giving to much away for little in return.
nawh microsoft could never do right by pc gamers. There's always something wrong. It's never good enough.
This is actually a very good article if you have the time. The author is sincere when he says Microsoft is trying to get gamers back. Valve has taken over the market and Microsoft has laid back and let it happen. Im still not sold on streaming Xbox games to Pc nor Vice Versa as they each have their drawbacks. But good on Xbox to try something different, albeit not new.
Steam is good for Windows. I don't think M$ is trying to get rig of steam. Steam box is DOA. Gave would love to not depend on Windows, but that is where his base is and will stay.
@Bigpappy Valve is supposedly dropping the new SteamOS at the GDC along with their new Steam Machines. Gaben may not have to contend with Windows at all. Microsoft will never rid themselves of Steam. The article was simply stating that there are far more games being purchased on Steam than on Microsofts own digital service, and Microsoft hasnt done anything to change that aspect. Personally I am a huge Steam fan (as you can tell by my username) and I hope they stay strong for many years to come.
It won't with this gamer. Windows has already invaded more than its fair share of my gaming.
maybe but they need to show more.
I think windows 10 could be a massive hit across all markets looking at it. From what we have seen the OS do in terms of Desktop/tablet side it looks to be the OS they tried to make windows 8 be but bring back what people wanted them to keep 7. Add the phone side too if from what's been shown off today it look like if Microsoft can market Windows 10 right it will be a massive hit on pc, tablets mobile and Xbox. But that said only time will tell.
Well, I am looking forward to everything they have planned and I will definitely be using Windows 10 for my gaming PC.
I have and always will game on Windows when it comes to pc. Some people don't like MS and use Linux then beg developers on Steam to release Linux versions. Windows will always have unparalleled support from developers and hardware manufacturers. Look at the stats on Steam, only a couple percent of the users have Linux and OS use is very low also.
how could WINdows not win?
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