Developer unrest over the UWP is justified; MS has not earned the benefit of the doubt, and has a responsibility to be transparent with its partners.
Patience .. Everything will be as clear as day in due time. How open will UWP be? They'll have to strike a balance. Can they make the majority happy? Villainous Microsoft ^_^ - xoxo
There has never been anything that everyone was satisfied with. Just get over that, it's part of life. You edited your comment..
Majority ! = everyone.
@malphite He changed his comment.
I said, "one thing is for sure, not everyone will be satisfied" If the majority are happy, it's still not everyone. The wordings aren't all that different. "There has never been anything that everyone was satisfied with" Well, No sh*t Sherlock. ^_^ No Xs and Os for you.
when steam first came out people were upset about needing the steam client and so on. as it evolved it became the go to place. is it perfect? no. however unlike valve microsoft needs to be more open and transparent through feedback and phil spencer so far has shown all the right signs of being that but other people from microsoft need to be as well.
UWP = GWL As much as i like Windows10 on my laptop, i don't see this as being viable for gaming.
If I can purchase a game from the Xbox marketplace and play it natively on my PC then UWA's will be welcome. If you are a PC only gamer, the incentive isn't as strong. I'm looking forward to Universal Apps between my phone, console and PC. That doesn't mean I will use them exclusively. I will still use Steam and store bought games.
I removed Win10 from my laptop. Now I'm running Ubuntu.. That speed!
Without mod support UWP is going no where. It'll be a place to play some games where mods and customization is not a priority like MS crossplat games sure. But it won't be the ultimate destination. Steam is the feature king of the gaming world, not just the PC gaming world so I don't see them unseating Lord Gaben anytime soon.
Most of the advantages I can see for UWP right now are on the non gaming side of things. It's actually huge for general software development. Things like Java and .NET were a similar principal, however UWP is supposed to be more robust...however it is tied to Windows operating environments which will still limit it for some developers making Java or .NET more applicable. For games, what little info I've seen seems to be sparse, although I've seen enough to wait for more information about it thanks to another user on here who decided to discuss it without all the fan boy connotations. UWP is going to be one of those things that either is really great for games, or going to set back development if MS tries to force it's adoption for use to run in Windows. However, given the recent Sweeny incident, and Spencers reply, it seems that it won't be detrimental overall.
From NeoGaf and I completely agree. "It's Xbox One pre-reveal all over again. - potentially terrible plan with vague benefits - poor explanation of said benefits - the context makes the plan look even worse (back then, Kinect focus. Today, studios closing down and games going multiplat) - a small community of loyalists defending the plan to the teeth using "what if"s and wildly optimistic conjecture" http://m.neogaf.com/showpos... It really isn't that different at all.
ms isn't responsible to explain anything that is happening to win or WUP to pc gamers , its an open platform . people will either adopt it or they won't , they will either spend money with ms or they won't , not like pc gamers have a lack of options . now ms should be transparent with its software partners , if they aren't thats a problem business wise . and from a business perspective its long overdue for ms to leverage the popularity of Windows gaming to benefit its shareholders .
Hopefully next week clears the murky water from people jumping to conclusions on something they know little or nothing about.
When it comes to Microsoft, I am NEVER surprised by the one-sided, self benefiting schemes they come up with in the guise of "innovation".
I guess whoever wrote this pathetic article needs to contact Tim Sweeny since he JUST got the memo. Their vision for PC games is to allow an open platform for game developers to create one version of their game that will work on multiple platforms. In terms of there own games, its all about integrating Xbox/Windows 10 ecosystem and providing options for gamers who enjoy Xbox games but on PC.
Instead of using critical thinking, instead of accepting that the restrictions Microsoft is placing on these games is real and barely acceptable, and instead of respecting the long heritage of PC gamers and what they value on an open platform, you resort to showing just how ignorant somebody can choose to be. What is "pathetic" about this article? In clear terms. You need to do what MS needs to do and articulate yourself about what exactly about the article is "pathetic"? How many times have we heard MS promise things about PC gaming that didn't come to fruition or were blatant lies? Countless times: http://www.neogaf.com/forum... Your defence here has about as much merit as the previous claims evidenced in that link. It's the buzzwords and the hook that MS has promised you, in spite of whether it's good for PC gamers or the platform, or not. Do you really feel that PC gamers should not reserve the right to complain about or be concerned about this because you feel MS is for sure telling the truth this time, and all will work out fine?
Its clear vision should be to learn they dont know what they are doing and stay out of PC gaming and gaming all together.
What does that mean, they said they were going to release some games and that's fine with me.
All I see is lots of whining about nothing.
Microsoft needs too: 1) Support Mods 2) Support Sli/Crossfire Configurations 3) Allow for V-sync too be turned on and off 4) Allow for games too be ran in Windowed, Bordless or full screen mode etc. 5) Support PC Gamers freedom instead of trying to add restrictions and giving us this "Console like experience" just with better visuals instead. This is the whole reason why i do not game on console. It's too restrictive, i have no power over the hardware unless its the hard drive, i can't modify my games for longevity/replayability, can't control the settings that the games are running on for better performance or visual quality, etc. PC Gamers don't want a console like experience. If they did Microsoft they would of just bought your Xbox One and if be done with it.
I cannot wait till Microsoft "clears up" what they are doing and they announce a plan so selfish, so consumer unfriendly that Phil Spencer will have that perpetual pain look as he tries halfheartedly to make gamers and potential customers swallow the MS bull train caboose and all. I expect MS to hear this at the end of the announcement: https://www.youtube.com/wat...
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