Microsoft Game Studios Europe Q&A Part 2 on GamesIndustry.biz
Peter Zetterberg about the gaming scene. One bit
seems a pretty tacit admission that Microsoft's approach to
cross-platform releases is meant to promote the Xbox 360 at the expense of the
PC, offering support for theories that the PC sometimes gets the short end of a conflict
of interest situation:
"On a global scale the Windows Vista business is
as important as our Xbox 360 business. But in Germany for example, we want more
gamers to buy our Xbox 360,” he said in an interview published today.
"If we launch a game that is on 360 and PC simultaneously, we basically shoot
ourselves in the foot by allowing the German market to choose to play the PC
version – because they are more likely to buy that than spend their money on the
"If we launched a Halo game on PC and 360 in Germany simultaneously, 80 per cent
of sales would be on the PC," he added.