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.
View : : :
16.
 
Re: MS on PC Gaming
Jul 27, 2017, 05:35
16.
Re: MS on PC Gaming Jul 27, 2017, 05:35
Jul 27, 2017, 05:35
 
It’s all part of a “multi-pronged strategy,” according to director of Xbox marketing Kevin Unangst, to make their Windows 10/Xbox environment the best place to play games on PC.

Director of Xbox marketing... ok. The PC is already the best platform to play games. This sounds more like making the PC (well, Windows 10) a more Xbox-compatible platform for game development, and trying to assuage PC gamers by, yet again, dangling graphics features that do nothing to address the gameplay that makes console gaming so shit (and... it's the gameplay, stupid). Graphics are the first, and usually only, aspect that multi-platform developers champion to camouflage the fact that their console port is an inferior PC game. It's amazing to me, and frustrating, how many PC gamers will fawn over support for higher resolutions that take advantage of their $500 video card, but are just fine with the radial U/I, heavily-nested menus, do-everything "action" buttons, over-the-shoulder or third-person perspective, hide-n-heal, limited keyboard and/or mouse configurability, limited multiplayer compatibility, QTEs, endless, lengthy cutscenes, limited save system, and the convenient existence every ten feet of impenetrable, belly-high barricades, trashcans, crates, planters, abandoned cars, desks, and railings to which humans can attach like refrigerator magnets.
Avatar 10520
Date
Subject
Author
1.
Jul 26, 2017Jul 26 2017
2.
Jul 26, 2017Jul 26 2017
6.
Jul 26, 2017Jul 26 2017
11.
Jul 26, 2017Jul 26 2017
13.
Jul 26, 2017Jul 26 2017
23.
Jul 27, 2017Jul 27 2017
3.
Jul 26, 2017Jul 26 2017
4.
Jul 26, 2017Jul 26 2017
5.
Jul 26, 2017Jul 26 2017
7.
Jul 26, 2017Jul 26 2017
15.
Jul 27, 2017Jul 27 2017
17.
Jul 27, 2017Jul 27 2017
19.
Jul 27, 2017Jul 27 2017
20.
Jul 27, 2017Jul 27 2017
21.
Jul 27, 2017Jul 27 2017
25.
Jul 27, 2017Jul 27 2017
8.
Jul 26, 2017Jul 26 2017
9.
Jul 26, 2017Jul 26 2017
10.
Jul 26, 2017Jul 26 2017
24.
Jul 27, 2017Jul 27 2017
28.
Jul 27, 2017Jul 27 2017
32.
Jul 27, 2017Jul 27 2017
34.
Jul 27, 2017Jul 27 2017
37.
Jul 27, 2017Jul 27 2017
35.
Jul 27, 2017Jul 27 2017
38.
Jul 28, 2017Jul 28 2017
39.
Jul 28, 2017Jul 28 2017
40.
Jul 28, 2017Jul 28 2017
41.
Jul 29, 2017Jul 29 2017
33.
Jul 27, 2017Jul 27 2017
12.
Jul 26, 2017Jul 26 2017
14.
Jul 27, 2017Jul 27 2017
18.
Jul 27, 2017Jul 27 2017
26.
Jul 27, 2017Jul 27 2017
 16.
Jul 27, 2017Jul 27 2017
Re: MS on PC Gaming
27.
Jul 27, 2017Jul 27 2017
36.
Jul 27, 2017Jul 27 2017
22.
Jul 27, 2017Jul 27 2017
29.
Jul 27, 2017Jul 27 2017
30.
Jul 27, 2017Jul 27 2017
31.
Jul 27, 2017Jul 27 2017