Microsoft’s “Push” for PC Gaming Revealed

Apparently, we were correct when we called Fable 3 Microsoft’s golden game. The game is set to be a digital exclusive to Microsoft’s Games on Demand service. You can still expect to find the game in retail stores as well, but the key point is that you shouldn’t find it on on other game distribution services like steam. It’s pretty much Microsoft trying to put their foot down on their own platform. However, it’s a rather small foot in a big pond at the moment.

Now, Microsoft’s “push” is becoming even more apparent in a leaked Q&A from Kotaku.

Q: Does “Fable III” on Windows signal a larger reinvestment by Microsoft in PC gaming? How is this different from the previous times you’ve announced a reinvestment in PC gaming and not quite come through with a robust offering?

A: 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.

So, let’s get this straight. Microsoft claims that Windows is the best and largest gaming platform, yet they are still major Xbox fanatics? In addition, whether Fable 3 is actually good or not may be irrelevant considering how few games Microsoft has on its own distribution service. They are honestly going to put all their chips into on game, see how it goes, then throw something else at us?

Last time I checked, when you have a competitive service you have to have a bunch of games not just a few games. Then again what about the other games that are still Xbox exclusive? Honestly, Microsoft’s PC marketing strategy is a joke. It’s like they are in some sort of underground idiot bunker.