Microsoft: House Party-like events for PC will come “eventually”

Tuesday, 22 March 2011 16:34 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Microsoft exec Kevin Unangst has said that events like Summer of Arcade and the recent House Party for Xbox Live Arcade will eventually come to PC.

Unangst said in an interview with Gama that “good games come all year round, you can’t save every single good game just for the holiday. And so how do we find ways of making more people aware at different times of the year?

“And certainly those programs like that…we’re already starting to see that again on the phone, and eventually we’ll see something like that on the PC as well. That’s the other thing we haven’t talked about, I think, is that we’ve got a lot of really interesting and huge franchises.

“Things like Age of Empires that, you know, after us focusing on the console for a while, being able to bring in folks like Chris Taylor who works with Gas Powered Games, who just announced is coming over to add their collective talent to Age of Empires Online.”

Unangst added: “The PC’s a good bed for us as well. Bringing Fable III to the PC coming in May, adding NVIDIA’s 3D tech with that, working with them. But again, there’s one common denominator which is that Live service.”

He also threw up a couple of E3 teasers, saying that there’ll be “some other surprises I’m sure you’ll see and hear” come June in Los Angeles.