Microsoft has “vested interest” in using PC as a first party platform

Tuesday, 22 June 2010 20:50 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


An internal Q&A document from Microsoft has surfaced, and in it the company asks itself whether or not it has fulfilled its promise of releasing first-party PC titles to the consumer.

The short answer? No. Not really. However, the Q&A leads one to believe that Microsoft’s well aware of its sketchy past and is looking to remedy the situation.

“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?,” reads the document obtained by Kotaku.

“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, reads the statement. “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.”

Looks like MS is finally going to start supporting its “other” platform in the future, then. Hopefully it’ll keep its promise this time around.

Fable III is slated or release on October 26.