Microsoft To Appear On Stage At E3 2015 PC Gaming Show

Written by Stuart Thomas on Thu, Jun 4, 2015 11:30 AM
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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? 

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07:04 Jun-05-2015

is that rumor true vram will double up in sli/crossfire in DX 12??

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07:12 Jun-05-2015

Yup

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20:59 Jun-04-2015

Hopefully they keep Xbox Live far away from us PC gamers. The only way I'll be accepting of it is if it's a free service like steam, otherwise...nope. Also, no games for windows live bull.

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18:09 Jun-04-2015

It could be Age of Empires IV

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04:44 Jun-05-2015

Kinda too late for that.

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08:34 Jun-05-2015

Well I would play lol

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06:27 Jun-06-2015

Everybody would

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16:30 Jun-04-2015

They just want to shove xbox and xbox live up our throats.

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16:22 Jun-04-2015

I wonder if they'll bring truth to the rumors that MCC and Sunset Overdrive will be coming to PC. I'm sure it'll be mostly about DX12, but E3 has become more of a game show than a tech one, so hopefully they'll bring games with them.

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22:24 Jun-04-2015

At this point I wouldn't be surprised if all Xbox "exclusives" came to PC and/or PS4.

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15:37 Jun-04-2015

It would be nice to have the Master Chief Collection, but I doubt that would happen.

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14:14 Jun-04-2015

Hopefully they release more DX12 details

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12:32 Jun-04-2015

So, just to be clear cause I don't understand it fully. Dx12 is mostly good for SLI/Crossfire runners or can we mortals with only one gfx card expecta a boost too? I know it increases CPU performance with drawcalls,but I'm not sure with GPU

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13:51 Jun-04-2015

DX12 removes CPU bottlenecks that may exist and allows the GPU to work to it's full potential. The DX11 api relied on high per core performance as it was run mostly on a single thread, where as DX12 spreads the workload over multiple cores/threads much more efficiently allowing the api to issue far more draw calls to the GPU.

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11:34 Jun-04-2015

Free GTX 980 Ti's for everyone!!!!

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11:51 Jun-04-2015

Wut?????????????????????????????????????????????

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11:54 Jun-04-2015

I want one please!! If your serious that is!

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11:59 Jun-04-2015

How great would that be :D

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12:09 Jun-04-2015

Haha! Dude, don't do that, not cool, our heart can only take so much! ;)

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12:11 Jun-04-2015

My heart skipped a beat because of that message xD

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12:14 Jun-04-2015

Why you do this ;_;

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12:58 Jun-04-2015

-Wahhhhhhhhhhh passes out-

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13:08 Jun-04-2015

Hahahahahaha. I meant it as, that's what I want Microsoft to say, to make up for past mistakes.

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