Phil Spencer confirms once again that Microsoft is committed to bring more games of the "right genres" to PC in the future.
PC gaming is where it's at!
PC gaming was, is and will always be supreme.
More games is always a good thing.
The right genres? That's all of them!
Damn right you are! Good to finally see MS with serious intention for PC gamers. Now I want Halo: MCC, Sunset Overdrive and Forza Horizon 2 as a show of good faith.
Dont foreget Quentum Berak;)
The same day you get Project Titan is the same day you'll get those.
it’s the company’s intention to bring more games “of the right genres” F2Ps, micro-transacntion heavy online games and MMOs. That's what the genres he's talking about. MS only see the PC as a quick, never ending cash cow if it's focused on certain genres. He's avoiding confirming AAA XBO games coming to the PC except through streaming while telling us that the PC is only suitable to play certain genres under their new initiative.
Killer Instinct please!!!
I think he means the Halo franchise won't make the jump.
If you're serious make sure you bring those games to Steam. We don't need another Origin or Uplay. Thanks!
While you bringing the Xbox exclusives to PC, do not expect to sell more than PS4.
Console hardware sales don't mean much if the rest of the company is in turmoil.
yea people always get hung up on consoles sales which mean nothing, software sales is where its at and the survey says, xbox owners tend to buy more games then playstation owners, the attach rate is higher on xbox..
Krypt, go back to school. The rate of software sales are higher on Xbox because there's simply less hardware sold. Rate of change in anything decrease as the variable gets larger. That's because there is more variations in a install base of 20 million than an install base of 10 million.
The benefit of selling software to an entire other market > the benefit of selling more hardware at a loss
If they sell more software via PC, they can afford to sell hardware even cheaper and at a greater loss to increase XB1 install base. More software sold = More consoles sold It's a win/win with Win 10!
Bringing the right genres, there goes that idea of every xbox one game going to pc.
He means they're making a new RTS through their new studio called decisive games.
Just give me Forza and Killer Instinct. None of that streaming crap.
Killer Instinct would be great and I can see it happening.
They did all this "we gon' support PC" talk when Vista came out...No surprise they'd do the same before Windows 10 launches...As soon as 360's sales went up and Vista adoption rates took off, they abandoned PC like a rat infested cheese factory. Fool PC gamers once Microsoft. *Wags finger*
Phil will make it happen, just wait and watch this time next year when wins 10 has been out and games are being made with dx12 in mind the xb1/pc where be the place to be..
That's because they wanted to push their GFWL marketplace. Since that failed miserably, they ended up not supporting games on the PC the way they should. They used to be good about Windows game support, but that was back in the Win95 days, yet somehow it kind of went downhill late in WinXP's viable life time. Maybe Phil Spenser has gotten the Windows side of the company to see that games are a good thing to support, but I still wonder at MS's overall commitment to gaming in windows. I'm sure their game division is all for it. Guess time will tell, but yeah, it wouldn't be the first time MS hypes something big and admittedly cool to high heaven only to have it disappointing in the end only to be dropped faster than a rock into a shallow pond. I still think Xbox fan boys don't really watch what MS as a whole does, or realizes that they do not continue support where there is no money for them to do so.
"I still think Xbox fan boys don't really watch what MS as a whole does, or realizes that they do not continue support where there is no money for them to do so." Case and point...Xbox 1 (2001). Bottom line is if Microsoft thinks they're going to pull a fast one on the PC gaming community like with GFWL...They got another thing coming.
I give MS a pass with the OGXbox. That had more to do with NVidia and MS not being able to come to agreeable terms in regards to GPU production, and NVidia did try to screw MS over there. It sucks for sure, but I can hardly fault MS there. Despite popular belief, it's actually the reason the 360 came to market so quickly, and it wasn't because they wanted to get the jump on Sony...although I wouldn't doubt that may have been a consideration as well. I see the whole XBL for PC, and it's subsequent marketplace as the revamped version of GFWL. GFWL failed because MS wanted to have it's own steam like outlet, only have it be more restrictive. If MS hadn't had also made Win7 out to be a closed system in it's app market(or at least if the common perception wasn't that) then GFWL may have stood a chance. Ultimately though, MS failed to really exploit it's position to make GFWL a viable contender , but it's sounding like they may do things differently with their new approach. Why GFWL ever became a thing when XBL should have been a focus in Win7 is beyond me. MS should have always tried to sell the Live service instead of a new PC specific one which only convoluted their own social community goals since Live(for PC) was introduced as Hotmail. I think MS is going to face a big uphill battle on PC. PC gamers have many established outlets already, and playing your games anywhere isn't likely as big a consideration as some make it out to be...it isn't even that big a thing on consoles. Signing up for another service which really only does what a PC user already does on PC using other clients or apps isn't going to help. I liken it to the early criticisms of the X1 here. The X1 can integrate a lot of technologies that people use every day, except the target audience of that service or product already has devices/apps/features that do that...in this case it's the PC which is the ultimate multi-tasking machine. I wish them luck though. Hopefully they actually do make something worthwhile that is meaningful for their customers.
Between Windows 10 and Xbox One, MS is the company I am strongly following this generation. Looking forward to all the magical goodies Phil Spencer has up his sleeve. :)
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