Kotick went on record recently, talking about Activision being platform agnostic, and friendly to all forms of gaming, including, yes, PC gaming. Apprently, he's rubbed Microsoft off the wrong way.
Oh the irony that is Alan Wake. Microsoft completely shafted PC Gamers out of Alan Wake, and now they are pointing their grubby little finger towards another no-good rotten company. So I'm sorry, but who doesnt support PC gaming, again? /
Microsoft hasn't released a game for a while now..
the irony in the title is just way too much
Isnt Fable 3 coming to PC too ?
Yes, Alan Wake is a prime example of how Microsoft shafts PC Gamers. Although Fable III seems to be their effort to make ammends.
So when Heavy rain was pulled from the PC list, what is the terminology for that? I bet you dont use the word shafted??!!
Did Sony ever profess to supporting PC gaming in the first place? Have they ever had any pretensions about that?
So if Sony has never professed to support PC gaming then to me that sounds like they are "shafting" PC gamers even more by offering little to no support at all
Since when was Sony ever a PC Software company? Please explain lol Microsofts supposed involvement with PC software is obvious like the grass is green. Them not supporting PC gaming is completely different to Sony not supporting it.
Wow. 120FP is expecting Sony ports their exclusives to the PC. LOL. BTw, why not to include Nintendo in the mix? In a more serious note: Sony Online Entertainment does more for the PC than Microsoft.
Seems like some people forget that Sony has strong ties on PC... SOE is 90 percent PC developer
That's true MS did shaft PC gamers with Alan Wake but on the flip side MS has done more for PC gaming than anyone else.
Erm they have ? like what ? and please don't even dare mention GFWL the service that both gamers and developers are avoiding like the plague. In fact it is fairer to say that Microsoft has done more to damage PC gaming than any other company in the gaming industry. I would personally say Valve and Blizzard have done more for PC gaming than Microsoft ever have.
Microsoft finally cut the PC version because the 45 man team couldn't get things done working on two platforms... More then either of the other two platform owners Microsoft supports PC gaming... thus the phrase "I can get that on the PC why buy a 360" garbage you hear on here so much
Microsoft don't support PC gaming, their last exclusive game was Gears of War 1, the phrase "I can get that on the PC why buy a 360" is because of third party games like Mass Effect
More then either of the other two platform owners Microsoft supports PC gaming... ---- That's not correct at all, why give credit to someone who don't deserve credit? There are _no_ PC game-studios amongst the MS-studios, and they don't publish many third-party games either.. Since 2007 there has been no PC-release at all from Microsoft of any retail-title.. The only upcoming titles wich they have announced to be published on PC, is Fable 3, Train Simulator 2, and Marvel Universe Online (no releasedates, and the two last games I think is or will be cancelled).. Sony on the other hand has a big PC studio, since 2007 the following retail-titles have been published. New IP's like Pirates of the Burning Sea, Free Realms. Old IP's like Everquest also had two expansions since 2008 - Seeds of Destruction, and Underfoot. Everquest 2, also had 2 expensions, The Shadow Odyssey, and Sentinel's Fate. They've bought publishing rights too a few older titles aswell, wich is available on station-exchange. Upcoming Sony titles for the PC include; Star Wars: Clone Wars adventures, The Agency, and DC Universe. John Smedley also spoke something about that we would see Planetside 2 beeing announced this year. So Sony makes much more PC-games than MS. That's a fact. And they don't make the PC-gamers wait 6 months+ either, like were the case with MS last releases, like Gears and Viva Pinata, Halo 2. As for MS complaints of Activision, that's just insane. Activision is probably the PC-publisher with most releases the last years.
Funny considering Activision is paired with the biggest PC dev in the industry. Blizzard says hi.
There was a time when Microsoft loved pc.But like all love stories,tragedy is the ultimate destination of all romances.So,then enters a certain 'X'thing which was skinny and not so attractive.But she was clever and did a 360 turnaround by surgeries here and there.Our hero like many others got turned on by this unearthly silicon beauty and forgot his love.As a result,pc got lonely but she knows natural thing wins the war and she will get her love back one day.....
Microsoft Supports the gaming community! Quagmire, you are an idiot. We wouldn't be playing PC games if they didn't create the Windows Operating System, and about Alan Wake, Microsoft didn't cancel it, Remedy did, cause they have a very small team so they needed to focus on one platform, not two. If it was Microsoft who canceled it, it was because of the above.
"Some games are more suited for the intimacy of the PC, and others are best played from the couch in front of a larger TV screen" MS reasoning for cancellation was because a couch was was better.
They may have given a reason of a couch being better but no company would ever do it just because of that, there are actual reasons...
PC Gaming = Microsoft /s /m /e
Coming from the company that shut down Ensemble Studios...
The persons responsible for assigning them to a console RTS and the persons responsible for their closure, should be burned at the stake.
This is so ironic... seriously, I mean, I hated Microsoft and PC gaming the day they killed off Ensemble.
Digital Anvil, Aces, FASA, etc etc and all the little studios that made games for both Xbox consoles that didn't get enough money back to stay in business, or never even got their games published. edit: for some reason I can't help but get the mental picture of someone telling Microsoft that 'the balls go in the mouth' Microsoft teabagging Activision, they'll just teabag back. Since Activision makes the games that don't need Live, it is profoundly silly for MS to not capitulate. Just accept the teabagging like Sony and work with Activision AND Valve.
Microsoft's console is probably around a third of their game sales... they can say whatever they want because they wont leave their cash cow
75% of their income comes from pc.
Why the bad relationship all of the sudden? First: http://n4g.com/news/558195/... And now this...
Just like EA? I guess we'll never know... until a few months later.
What you see here is a good old fashion shakedown by Activision of M$. M$ is big, big enough to swallow Activision whole if they really wanted to. Activision want to go on XBL and charge people a monthly fee to play MW2...it's not gonna happen. M$ OWNS XBL and nobody is gonna run any monthly fees but M$. Kotick has taken his beef to the masses which, I'm guessing has made Ballmer rather upset. This is a dangerous game Kotick is playing right now. A very greasy, low ball approach to negotiations, worthy of a Soprano episode. They just signed a 3 year exclusive DLC content deal with Activision. There will be repercussions for this. It might be behind the scene's or out in plain view as we are witnessing now.
Looks like Activision is testing to see how far they can push Microsoft for money.
nor does Microsoft =3
Hm I am reminded of the old adage "the Kettle calling the pot black". If any company has done it's damnedest to kill off PC gaming it is Microsoft. They really have no right or place in criticising other companies for not supporting PC gaming.
me think microsoft closed every pc game studio
whats the point?
Microsft ? PC Gaming ? Are you kidding . even Sony releases more PC games than Microsoft (DC online and Agency and many MMOS) , Micrtosoft (Fable III only in years). STFU Microsoft and mind your own Xbox .
And who created the Windows Operating system so we can play games on it? I dont see any powerful games for Mac.. Sony can release any game for PC they want but again, didnt you all know they are for the Windows Operating system, made BY Microsoft? So Microsoft has done enough for the PC community, remember Microsoft is a publisher not a developer so if a company wants to create a PC game, they will let them, and they will publish it. So intil Sony creates one of the worlds best Operating system (Windows 7) that sold over 150 million copys, and (Windows XP) that sold over 400 million copys,100 million for Vista, and has "approximately 91% of the market share of the client operating systems for usage on the Internet." Sony nor you can talk...
Microsft no1 source of income is Windows sales (7 copies of windows 7 are sold every second) while X360 had suffered from RROD and other issues that cost Microsft billions , If it weren't for windows , Microsft wouldn't have been what it is now (Although Apple has passed microsft and became 2nd largest american company but that's another point). Microsft has expertise in software , no one can deny this and Sony can't beat it software wise. While in hardware . Sony is a mature hapanese comapny that almost made every consumer electronics since ages including Tvs , Cameras , PC Laptops , Playstation 1/2/3 ,..... and Microsft can't beat it hardware wise (at leat at the current time) Releasing windows ,Direct X , Office isn't a gift that we are begging Microsft to give us. it is business afterall. If they dont want to do it , somebody else will do it or maybe we will move to Linux or MACs. The point is they make money and a lot of money for making windows. They don't want to release games on PC trying to attract more gamers to X360 and therefore make more money from the hardware itself plus the game price while in PC it just earn softwares (windows) money.
Wait, wait, wait.....This is hilarious. How many times have you PS3 fanatics talked about how there aren't true exclusives because they're on PC? But now, they've done nothing for the PC. I guess releasing Halo, Gears of War, etc. is nothing? Why are there such hypocrits out there?
All X360/PC games aren't released by Microsft , EA , Ubisoft and others. Microsoft published games like Crackdown , Alan Wake , Halo , Gears Of War ,... never made it into PC. And don't make me start talking about GFWL crap ,steam beats it in every single way.
I agree about Steam but Halo 1 and 2 is on PC; Gears of War is on PC. ME is on PC (while not Microsoft Game Studios) is a huge exclusive for them. Edit: To below, didn't mean they were perfect but they tried...probably got their games pirated and said screw that. We like to get paid for our products instead of having them stolen. I love PC gaming but it's no wonder developers go to the consoles. It's easier and they don't their games stolen. That being said, you're on N4G.....it's all about PS3 vs 360 here as stupid as that is
why are you talking about ps3 here? there are people like me that just play PC and don't give a rat shit about your stupid console war you know. And MS dropped PC, it's fact. Halo came that's true, but it doesn't appeal pc crowd, and GOW came too, with pay for GFWL (hahaha) and crappy optimisation. so come again
Rest in peace Ensemble. Long live Robot Entertainment!
Thankfully Valve stepped up to the plate where Microsoft didn't. Without Valve god knows where PC gaming would be today.
Haha doesn't activision release most titles to PC as well? Even some pc-only titles? Microsoft on the other hand..... (halo? gears? alan wake? ... i still want those :( Well, not gonna lie, not so much halo but the others)
Soo...Acti doesn't like XBL, and now MS's criticizing Acti over PC gaming. And to think that these two signed into that exclusive COD map deal!
Microsoft shafted not only ALAN WAKE and ENSEMBLE, but also FLIGHT SIM developers and all PC exclusive game houses. The only reason they are giving us FABLE 3 is the domination of VALVE and there MAC integration. F U Microsoft
Piss on the PC, everyone just pirates the games.
everyone buys their xbox games /s
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