Microsoft remembers PC gaming exists?
By Tim Colwill on August 15, 2013 at 11:57 am
It looks like Microsoft may not be abandoning the PC gaming ship just yet, as they’ve poached one of the major behind-the-scenes players at Valve: little-known but long-serving Jason Holtman.
While Holtman isn’t a big public figure for the company like Gabe Newell or Robin Walker, he’s served with Valve for the past eight years and has been the primary point of contact in getting major developers onto the platform.
Now he’s set to take that drive to Microsoft, where he will reportedly be “focusing on making Windows a great platform for gaming and interactive entertainment”.
“I think there is a lot of opportunity for Microsoft to deliver the games and entertainment customers want,” said Holtman, “and to work with developers to make that happen, so I’m excited to be here.”
His exact role at the company has not been revealed, but his hiring strongly suggests that Microsoft aren’t keen to put all their eggs in one constantly-backflipping basket.