Microsoft Game Studios: "We Need to Step up" PC Gaming Efforts

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 24, 2010 6:01am PDT Microsoft Games Studios' general manager Dave Luehmann has addressed criticisms of Microsoft's commitment to PC gaming in an interview with MCV, saying that "It is our job to lead the way on PC" but conceding "we need to step up."

"There's been a fair bit of criticism aimed at Microsoft that we were spending a lot of our focus on console, and we need to be putting resources behind PC as well," Luehmann said. "Other companies should look to Microsoft for leadership, but I'm not sure they do. It is our job to lead the way on PC. And in some ways we are doing that and in other ways we are not. So we need to step up."

"We are putting some real investment and big IPs behind the Windows platform," he insists, including the PC port of Fable 3 as well as recently-announced Microsoft Flight and free-to-play Age of Empires Online. "However we are not going to stop there."

While Luehmann's sentiments are welcome, it's difficult to feel reassured when one of the three games he mentioned, Fable 3, was delayed indefinitely on PC only last month. MS promised news on its release date "soon" but this has still yet to arrive.

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  • You guys are all dreaming about what Microsoft says, I would like Halo 3 or I want Fabel 3. Truth is Microsoft doesnt give a rats ass about PC games anymore, look at them Since the Xbox just come out and you will see they cared less and less about the PC ,before that we got great games now Crap with GFWL. They do this every six months put an article in the Press saying "we still care and We havent forgot about you guys because if it wasnt for PC and PC gamers we wouldnt be the Billionaires we are now" then after this artice they will forget again till some new Xbox 360 game gets mentioned and lo and behold no PC mention of it, well back in the Press again and saying "we still care and We havent forgot about you guys because if it wasnt for PC and PC gamers we wouldnt be the Billionaires we are now" then two days later someone mentions about "what are we going to do with the PC market" the rep replys " PC? oh you mean my Penis Cream, no just throw it away and leave me alone so I can play my Xbox 360 with Kinect, Wow this is going to sell like crazy. weee look at me flail playing Dance Central and looking like im having a seizure and playing with my little baby tiger in Kinectimals. Give me a freaking Break Microsoft. Put up or Shut up.