In case you missed it, the wonderful world of PC gaming is getting its first ever dedicated press conference this year at E3. The PC Gaming Show is sponsored by AMD and has all sorts of heavyweights like Bohemia, Blizzard, Paradox, CCP, and more getting involved, but they’re now to be joined by one more - Microsoft.
Microsoft has of course got its own press conference at E3, but this will likely be heavily skewed towards Xbox One. Now is the time for Microsoft to make good on its eternal promise to deliver when it comes to PC gaming, and it’s Microsoft head of Xbox Phil Spencer who will be taking to the stage.
"For us, the PC Gaming Show is the ideal place to speak directly to PC gamers, and it’s a great time to talk about Windows 10 - the best operating system we've ever created for gamers on PCs,” Spencer said. “With Windows 10, we’re bringing the best of Xbox with the best of Windows gaming, including Xbox Live and the new Xbox app, Game DVR for nearly every game, and DirectX 12 for better gaming graphics and performance.”
Spencer reckons the PC Gaming Show is an opportunity for Microsoft to speak directly to core PC gamers, during an event which is typically console-focused. Microsoft are clearly beginning to think of Xbox as a brand rather than a platform, and it’s going to be something that carries over, whether that be on consoles, PCs, mobiles, whatever.
As to what we’ll actually see from Spencer at the show, it would be nice to see some PC games announced from Microsoft Studios. We’re not expecting it to dig into its past for PC exclusives, but there’s an opportunity to bring over a number of Xbox One titles.
Could this finally be Microsoft's opportunity to step back into PC gaming? What are your dream PC games Microsoft could announce?