Founding members Microsoft and Nvidia depart PC Gaming Alliance

Saturday, 19th February 2011 16:50 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

PC Gaming Alliance president Matt Ployhar has confirmed that two its founding members, Microsoft and Nvidia, have left the non-profit organization.

According to Ployhar, speaking with BigDowload, the departures shouldn’t affect the PCGA as the organization is moving forward with plans to “assist game developers, publishers and hardware companies,” in making better PC titles.

“Another key thing we’ll be doing is creating a more technical based advisory board that you’ll all be hearing more about very soon,” said Ployhar. “We’re doing this to flesh out the PCGA’s technical expertise while simultaneously addressing perceived gaps in membership.”

Formed in 2008, the PCGA’s mission was to help with marketing PC games, provide marketing research, combat piracy, and to help firms develop business models outside of retail and to also: “help make certain that the PC game industry had a public voice and a pulpit for accurately communicating the size, growth and overall popularity of the single largest gaming platform worldwide.”

Ployhar could not comment on the reason Microsoft and Nvidia left the non-profit, stating he would prefer the companies communicated the reason instead.



  1. BULArmy

    PCGA was and will be a joke of a organisation. It has not done a single good thing about PC gaming, except showing some stats with the PC revenues.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Gekidami

    ^ And even those are stretched to look better then they really are…

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Maximum Payne

    LOL big LOL.We didn’t heard one thing about them and they are going out :)

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Hunam

    Slow claps for all.

    We all knew this was a joke from the get go.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. DSB

    You can’t burn out if you were never on fire.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Heinekeno

    If this alliance had Steam features they would ROX.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Grimrita

    Its only Microsoft – who with one hand say they still support PC gaming but with the other, pull the rug from under it.

    With the likes of Steam benefiting smaller developers, who needs them?

    #7 4 years ago
  8. jacobvandy

    It’s true the PCGA really hasn’t done anything, but symbolically, it looks bad for these two companies to be leaving. Especially considering they were founding members. Just more proof that Microsoft is a hypocritical ass when it comes to PC gaming, though I don’t know what the heck NVIDIA is thinking. Maybe they’d prefer to stick to their TWIMTBP program; Apparently, they already think that’s the only reason PC gaming hasn’t died…

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Bond James Bond

    The PCGA has done absolutely fuck all for PC gaming since their conception. The fact is, they aren’t needed and never were as the platform is doing fine with or without them, MS and Nvidia knows this.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. OlderGamer


    If the alliance had Steam they would worked.

    Most anyone that knows anything about PC gaming would agree Steam ftw. You just don’t need anything else.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. blackdreamhunk

    we w=all knew that Microsoft was not big supporter of pc gaming

    #11 4 years ago
  12. blackdreamhunk

    pc gaming alliance is a real joke

    #12 4 years ago
  13. back_up

    PC gaming is dead

    #13 4 years ago
  14. scuz

    Anyone who claims PC gaming is dead clearly isn’t a PC gamer ergo can shut the fuck up. There are a million and one titles that herald the platform as nothing short of the forefront of video gaming as a medium.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. blackdreamhunk


    last time I checked there was more pc games than there is console games

    there is reason pc gaming is must beloved gaming platform in the world

    #15 4 years ago

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