By Tim Colwill on March 25, 2014 at 8:01 am
Microsoft likes to make a lot of positive noises when it comes to supporting PC gaming and then kind of not-really change anything ever at all, unless you count them shutting down Games for Windows LIVE, which was a positive step in anybody’s books.
Now Microsoft Studios head Phil Spencer is at it again, saying to Polygon at this year’s GDC that a “renewed focus on Windows and PC gaming inside Microsoft is definitely happening”.
“You will see more focus from us — not to go compete with what Valve has done, but because we also understand as the platform holder it’s important for us to invest in the platform in a real way. We’re fundamentally committed to that.”
Spencer also said that we haven’t heard the last about Games for Windows LIVE: “You will get a clear answer from us very soon.”
“We have a longer term plan for multiplayer gaming and marketplace on Windows. We understand what we have today in market … isn’t great. We do understand there’s some continuity of getting from where we are to where we want to be [and] that shutting the lights off [on Games for Windows Live] isn’t exactly the right thing to do. We’ve got to make sure we’ve got a thoughtful plan that supports the people that currently have games on Games for Windows Live. It’s a conversation we’re having.”