Monday, 28 June 2010

Microsoft Re-Focusing On The PC Market?

A filtered internal mail to Microsoft PRs says that Microsoft will be focusing on the system that made them the company they are today, starting with the release of Fable III on PC (after the BIG disappointment that meant not having a PC version for the 2nd game). The mail reads:
"In terms of revenue, Windows is far and away the largest gaming platform in the world, so it's an incredibly important part of Microsoft's business. From core games like Fable III to casual, social and Facebook titles, more gaming happens on Windows than anywhere else.”

"Windows 7 is a world-class gaming platform, and you can bet Microsoft has a vested interest in using it as a platform for amazing first party content. Fable III on Windows as well as Xbox 360 this holiday is a great first step, and we'll have more news for you later this summer."
Now whether this is just a bluff to keep the PC gamers happy is yet to be seen. The PC gaming market is not at its best, mainly caused by the profitability of console titles and the piracy levels (the most pirated game last year for all systems was Modern Warfare 2; on PC the game was pirated 5 times more...), so it would be good to see that there is still those that are willing to invest in PC gaming.

Activision just announced that over 70% of their profits came from the PC market... and DRM please!

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