Microsoft Studios Now Working On Bigger And Core Gamer Things For Windows PCs

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Speaking to Shackernews, Microsoft Studios VP Phil Spencer admitted that Microsoft lost its focus on PC gaming over the years and he promised they will be back again. He reminded us that Windows still remains as an incredibly important part of the ‘One Microsoft’ strategy and Microsoft Studios need to focus on Windows to truly becoming a first-party gaming studio across all devices. He revealed that they are working on more Windows projects which are bigger and core gamers focused.

“You’ll see us doing more stuff on Windows. We probably have more individual projects on Windows than we’ve had in ten years at Microsoft Studios.”

“At the launch of Windows 8, we had about 30 games in the Windows Store. A lot of those you’d consider lightweight or casual games… But we’ve covered all of that property now. Now we’re starting to look at bigger and core gamer things. I’m excited by that.”

“Let’s start to act like a true first-party across all these devices. A service like Xbox Live that knows me and my content and my friends and achievements across all these devices. I think that’s an advantage for us.”

Read the full interview from the link below.

Source: Shackernews

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  • Bugbog

    It’s about time!

  • Pookiewood

    Apps schmaps! Shut all the haters up MS!

  • Pedro

    Blah blah blah. MS is yapping and bullshitting as usual, not delivering anything here. I’m ordering Tegra Note in a meanwhile. Way, WAY more cool 3D games on android than ever been on MS tablets or phones. Not a single quality big budget 3D shooter for RT or Windows 8 so far! Even crapdroid is flooded with cool stuff like Dead Trigger 2 or even casual cool stuff like PvZ 2. MS is nowhere to be seen, with RT dead it’s just a circus with promises and empty words. Keep blahblahing away MS, see if mobile gamers care :P

    • Luke Murphy

      No one wants to read crappy BS trolling posts about how Microsoft “sucks” on a Microsoft news website. Go away troll.

      • Pedro

        Afraid of facing the truth, kiddo? Grow up :P
        And… also you know, someone has to debunk MS BS, so why not me? ;)

        • nohone

          Oh thank-you, thank-you, thank-you! You are here just looking out for me, trying to save me from “MS BS!” How wonderful and great you are doing a service for all of humanity. You deserve some major award for your hard work that nobody asked you to do. What a great and generous soul you are. You shall go down in the annals of history for your great works.

          • Pedro

            The best way to thank me is to actually start using your brain when reading MS marketing posts. This is all I’m asking for. No need for your long posts about Lincoln :) Thank you!

          • nohone

            Are you sure, I mean you are trying to do a great service educating us, we will forever be in your debt for point out the MS BS to us.
            Of course, your whiny little diatribe is full of BS its self, but you have taken it upon yourself to educate the world and stand up to the man, all while ignoring the BS from other companies. How did you ever become so great?

          • Pedro

            I just stated the facts (MS’s ignorance of mobile gaming resulting in lack of any decent big budget games for RT in foreseeable future), why are you such a pussy to look at them? Why are you running away from them? Calling them “full of BS” is not going to change anything. Maybe you should grow up and learn to look the truth in the eye and not run away after that huh? :)

          • nohone

            Hey, who am I to argue with someone who is looking out for me, fighting the good fight against the MS BS? I mean you are truly a great person to take the time out of your day to expose the truth for all of us to see. You seem ignore games like Halo Spartan Assault or the 100s of other games that are available that were on other platforms, but you are just telling us the truth and standing up for us. And telling me to grow up, if only I could act your age – it has always been a dream of mine to be a big boy of 12 years old, and use big boy words like “pussy.”

          • Pedro

            Well, where is my Dead Trigger 2, NOVA 3, Shadowgun, PvZ 2, KOTOR, XCOM, Infinity Blade, where’s all this shit? You dare to compare just one game like Spartan Assault to all these big budget franchises? You definitely need reality check, MS fanboy :P

  • koenshaku

    Only problem with MS is that they have been doing all PC gaming half-assed since the introduction of xbox when they killed the MS gaming zone which was a social gaming platform that competed with Mplayer. Mplayer was more popular because it was a more of a video chat with online gaming to boot in the end it became a nest for online pedophiles well that’s another story. The point is Steam now defines PC core gaming and there is nothing MS can really do about that at this point and I don’t really think they care to.

    • Pedro

      They actually care very much now, this is the sole reason why they created Windows 8 app store.