Originally Posted by Atlantida
It kinda sounds like their sole motivation is stemmed from Steams success? What about the voice of the PC community that's been ignored for years by them? If I'm going to choose, I'll stick with Steam.
Yeah pretty much it is due to Steam's success. EA got jealous of Steam(simplistician's law) and decided to bad mouth Steam because they weren't happy with simply selling bulk deals to Valve and feeling left out on the profits. Nevermond they're making quite a lot of money in the process. Ubisoft went through MS but still sells to Valve and they enjoy a profit no matter whom it's through. Now because of games like the AC franchise(UbiCanada) M$ sees that they can carve a piece of Steam off for themselves. This is a no brainer.
Because of this I flat refuse to do business with disingenuous companies like EA, If M$ thinks they're gonna turn a profit on this they're sadly mistaken because there are only a handful of UbiWare that Gamers religiously enjoy. Those being AC, FarCry and a couple of others I am probably forgetting.
M$ should stick to putting out the next Windows and develop it so that you can stick with the Desktop and leave the Phone OS on the developers table. Just because it works on our Smart phones doesn't men that it's what we need on our PC. The size of the screen and lack of touch logic on MOST systems relegates that Win8 pukeware wastebin imho. Can't hardly do a bleedin thing in Win8 and I refuse to spend my hard earned money on Win8. So unless they plan to offer 360/One titles through it and allow Valve to purchase licenses and give us Gamers more choices, it's not worth it for us AND them.