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http://www.dsogaming.com/news/microsoft-pc-gamers-can-expect-more-focus-from-us/
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Phil Spencer also praised Valve and Steam, and described Steam as the backbone of PC gaming for the past ten years. Spencer admitted that Steam has “focused on PC gaming more, in a lot of ways, than Microsoft has,” that ”it’s important to invest in [PC gaming] in a real way,” and that PC gamers can expect to see “tier-1 initiatives for PC gaming from Microsoft beginning this summer.”

Craziest part of all?

They're ACTUALLY doing it. Just look at their Directx12 announcement.

It's going to be a game changer in a major way. yessir.gif
post #2 of 101
I'm cautiously optimistic. However, they've been promising that PC gaming will be their focus for such a long time. I hope it's true, but I'll believe it when I see it.
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Heard this all before. If their plan of focusing more on PC gaming means another GFWL or pushing their app store, then no thanks.
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They've said this several times in the past and they failed to deliver every time. The only thing MS delivers is more DirectX iterations.
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post #5 of 101
Well DirectX12 is a good star, but when I star seeing Microsoft AAA games on PC I will believe it.
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I don't know, after Games for Windows maybe we don't want them to focus on PC gaming.
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It's happening, Forza is coming to PC after all...

Aw yes 4K..

Aw yes possible modding

Aw yes max settings..
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Originally Posted by Yvese View Post

Heard this all before. If their plan of focusing more on PC gaming means another GFWL or pushing their app store, then no thanks.

They'll be pushing their app store of course. They've seen the financials of Steam and they want to cash in on the market. I got no problem with that except that they will be hard pressed to turn out the same kind of numbers because Steam does something that they simply won't...

Offer GREAT deals. Microsoft will limit access and they will strangle every last buck they can out of a title before it sees a discount asking price. Which will likely to never happen. wink.gif

~Ceadder smil3dbd4e4c2e742.gif
 
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Hopefully its true. Microsoft has to do something about Windows because its losing its grip in gaming. They used to be a big part of PC gaming but since Xbox it has been forgotten.
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post #10 of 101
Wow. If MS make such promises ... its scary...

For now... if DX12 will be for Win 8.x or Win9 only, I am not interested if I can have Mantle on my older Win 7 system...
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