Microsoft says E3 is wrong place for PC gaming

Posted on Monday, Jun 16 2014 @ 13:12 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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In an interview with Polygon, Microsoft claims the reason why they didn't bring Windows games to the E3 show is because they consider this expo to be the wrong venue for PC gaming. Xbox head Phil Spencer argues that the E3 is a retail show primarily oriented towards consoles and thus not the right place to talk about PC gaming.
"I'm head of gaming at Microsoft," Spencer said. "When we're doing gaming strategy, gaming focus inside the company, that's my job. I think in a lot of ways, you could argue gaming on Windows has never been more healthy in that the biggest of the big franchises, League of Legends, World of Tanks, those things dwarf a lot of what we're doing in this console space in terms of users and monetization. They're all on PC."

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If E3 isn't the right place, I asked, then what is?

"Well they do these huge world championship events and they fill up arenas," he said. "I do think there could be a space there.


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