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All talk but no walk. Have heard it from them before as well. I believe when I see it but I'm not holding my breath. What will probably happen is getting DX 12 locked into Win 8 which will not offer any major improvements over DX 11 and then some "exclusive" title bought in last minute to be Win 8 exclusive claiming that it needs DX 12 while in reality it makes no use of DX 12 features - like, for example, has happened last time MS had problems getting their next greatest operating system (back then called vista) off the ground.
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post #32 of 101
I honestly expect nothing to come of this. It's Microsoft blowing smoke as normal. They've done this almost yearly, make an announcement telling PC gamers "Your not forgotten! We are bringing back support to you!" and we get nothing. I don't even care about directX12 at this stage, because it's likely limited to windows 8.2 or Windows 9. And unless they make windows 9 function like 7 I will head to linux. The windows 8/8.1/8.2 looks like utter garbage. I don't want a tablet/smart phone UI on my PC. (and those who say I can mod it to look like windows 7. I don't care to spend hours customizing my OS just to function in a proper and logical manner)

In the end though, this renewed energy will amount to nothing more than a new directX and a possible push to bring back the store. I doubt they will ease restrictions on their Xbone titles, and I doubt we will see any meaningful support.
post #33 of 101
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Originally Posted by Ceadderman View Post

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

Total agreement here... Microsoft obvoiusly has a plan (and usually their plans aren't thought in the mindset of what we want... but what they want from us.)
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post #34 of 101
Bring back Fury 3 and all is forgiven.
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post #35 of 101

I wonder what Microsoft thinks we want.

post #36 of 101
For some reason, I read the thread title as "PC Gamers Can't Expect More Focus From Us". Which is true... given the history.
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post #37 of 101
Now that their Xbox train is week, they turn to PC gamers.

Just give me Halo please and thanks.
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I call one of three things:

a) MS launch a rival Steam service (confirming Gabe's concerns about the W8 store)
b) Literally nothing
c) Half-hearted and failed attempt to rehash old games as HD versions with in-app purchases out the wazoo.
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funny, looks like consoles sale aren't doing well. shifting focus is a good thing

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post #40 of 101
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funny, looks like consoles sale aren't doing well. shifting focus is a good thing

That's kinda what happens when you TELL gamers what THEY want. Force them into using specific features they don't want/need. And base their entire first year of sales on a single game that's honestly not amazing. Titanfail had a great marketing team, so glad I was a beta tester so I could see the train wreck before I bought it.
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