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Former Steam Honcho Joins Microsoft

GamesIndustry International has word that former Steam boss Jason Holtman has joined Microsoft, with word one of his focuses is Windows gaming. "Yes, I have joined Microsoft where I will be focusing on making Windows a great platform for gaming and interactive entertainment," he tells them. "I think there is a lot of opportunity for Microsoft to deliver the games and entertainment customers want and to work with developers to make that happen, so I'm excited to be here."

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28. Re: Former Steam Honcho Joins Microsoft Aug 15, 2013, 13:45 Dmitri_M
Verno wrote on Aug 15, 2013, 12:02:
What you really seem to be saying (without saying it) is that you want Half-Life 3.

Yup. I guess so. Something big..with SP.

Flak wrote on Aug 15, 2013, 11:44:
Dmitri_M wrote on Aug 15, 2013, 11:30:
They were a top tier developer. Now they're releasing MP source mods. At least ID attempted Rage.

I'd rather Valve not make a massively mediocre game (Half-Life 3) just to please people who are 'bored'. Portal 1 has more to it than any ID game since Doom 2. I'd actually prefer if ID stopped making games and just focused on engine development. To each their own.

I'd like to see them do SOMETHING, is my point. I never got into Portal. Always felt like a one trick novelty game. Something you might now see on kickstarter for $80 000. L4D feels like a HL mod. I don't pay any attention to Dota or Counterstrike.
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