Microsoft and Xbox announced for E3's PC Gaming Show

An intriguing new presence has been announced for this year's inaugural PC Gaming Show at E3. It's Microsoft, who will be presenting Windows 10, DirectX 12, and also a slew of upcoming Xbox games.


A few weeks ago, PC Gamer and a slew of PC gaming giants announced that they'd be partnering up to give the PC gaming platform a dedicated presence at this year's E3. The PC Gaming Show is set to bring together such luminaries as Blizzard, Epic Games, Nvidia, and others. Today, another name has been announced for the show and that's Microsoft... along with the Xbox.

On the surface, it may sound like a head-scratcher that a console manufacturer will be present at something called the "PC Gaming Show." But with Windows 10 set to launch next month, the connection starts to become a little more clear. Spencer will also be discussing more about the Xbox app, as well as DirectX 12.

"For us, the PC Gaming Show is the ideal place to speak directly to PC gamers, and it's a great time to talk about Windows 10 – the best operating system we’ve ever created for gamers on PCs," Xbox head Phil Spencer said via a press release. "With Windows 10, we're bringing the best of Xbox with the best of Windows gaming, including Xbox Live and the new Xbox app, Game DVR for nearly every game, and DirectX 12 for better gaming graphics and performance."

Xbox's presence at the PC Gaming Show will also add some fuel to the rumors that Microsoft will bring Xbox exclusives to PC. Spencer and PC Gaming Show reps confirmed that several Microsoft games will be showcased, meaning they'll either feature some sort of Windows 10 connectivity or they'll be former Xbox exclusives now bound for PC.

The PC Gaming Show is set to take place on Tuesday, June 16 during the evening. For more on the show, as well as the lineup of developers set to attend, be sure to check out the PC Gaming Show page.

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    June 3, 2015 2:36 PM

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      June 3, 2015 3:04 PM

      I hope we get something awesome out of it. Halo on PC would be awesome.

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      June 4, 2015 6:22 AM

      Will bringing Xbox to Windows 10 see you bring Xbox One exclusive deals to PC as well?
      Spencer: Our vision is to unify platforms so gamers can play the games they want on any Windows 10 device – PC, Xbox One or otherwise. That can come in the form of game streaming to a Windows 10 PC from Xbox One or simultaneously shipping games on both platforms.

      I'm super skeptical it'll be anything different than what they've done before for PC gaming based on the above, but as others have pointed out before they've really never indicated otherwise. Even this statement that a solution to playing any games you want on any device is to stream from the Xbox to PC makes me think that exclusives arent coming. It'd be awesome but I just dont see it happening. I'd love to be wrong.

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