MS on PC Gaming

There's an interview on PCGamesN where Microsoft once again expresses their alleged love for PC gamers, talking about Windows 10, remasters of older MS PC games, and their Play Anywhere program. Mike Ybarra, president for Windows and Xbox gaming, tells them they want to make Windows 10 "the best operating system for gamers," talking about non-Win10 specific features like support for 21:9 resolution, SLI, and AMD Crossfire. Adam Isgreen is the creative director at Microsoft Studios Publishing where they are working on an Age of Empires remaster, and he tells them: "We want to treat PC like a first-class citizen." It's hard not to be cynical about this, as they've hyped PC gamers with similar raps in the past, but have never shown a lot of substantial results. And frankly, saying you want to make Windows 10 the best gaming OS seems an admission that it isn't already, and wanting to treat PC like a first-class citizen suggests that it has gotten second-class treatment in the past.
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HALO was a low quality console port, delayed for 2 years after the XBOX release and far inferior to Unreal Tournament 2003 by the time it finally landed on the PC. I bought it. It was great as long as you compared it to games released in 1998.
HALO 2 was delayed 3 years after the console release and a "Vista Exclusive" (like a bank note stuck firmly in a dog turd) and was, from what I remember of it, pretty "meh". Certainly nothing to write home about and nowhere near enough reason to suffer Vista.

Microsoft have a flawless track record of promising PC gamers good service and good games followed by a resounding failure to deliver on both counts.

Any time they make a good PC game, they kill the franchise and close the studio. Enjoying "Windows Gaming Live"? No, the servers are all turned off.

Maybe if they stick at something for a few years without walking away like a bored toddler, then perhaps we can start to re-evaluate their position.

Any such promise to support PC gaming from MS should be treated with the derision and contempt it deserves. It's about as credible as them saying they plan to drop production of the XBOX to concentrate on making Windows PCs the foremost gaming platform. Nobody would swallow that either.
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