Every year or two we get word from Microsoft about a recommitment to PC gaming.
We have another of those today in
an interview on
with Jason Beaumont, program manager of Xbox Game Pass, Matt
Booty, head of Xbox Game Studios, and Kareem Choudhry, corporate vice president
of Project xCloud, discussing the PC and the rebranding of Xbox.
Saying this is a follow through on one of those previous recommitments from back
in 2017, the conversation discusses Microsoft's vision of where the PC fits into
their gaming plans. Here's a bit:
Providing PC gamers with a great
experience is important to the future of gaming at Microsoft. When Phil talks
about playing the games you want, on the devices you want, with the people you
want, that mission naturally extends our work to PC. One thing we heard from our
Xbox Game Pass customers was that they also played on PC.
We also heard from a lot of PC gamers that they wanted something like Xbox Game
Pass that we have on console, but for PC games. Listening to gamers meant we
could focus our work on Xbox Game Pass for PC (beta) and form a close
partnership with PC developers and gamers to create an experience uniquely
tailored to them.
Beyond Xbox Game Pass, we also continue to support people playing together,
regardless of their preferred platform, through cross-platform and cross-network
play. In addition, we’ve made Xbox Game Studios titles available on Steam and
also support Win32 games on Windows 10, so no matter where you play on PC, the
games you want to play are available to you. All of these investments go back to
that core mission Phil laid out.