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Microsoft backtracks - Not all future Microsoft published games will come to PC

Not all future Microsoft published games will be coming to PC

Microsoft confirms that every future Microsoft game will come to PC

Microsoft backtracks - Not all future Microsoft published games will come to PC

 

Microsoft has backtracked on a statement which said that all future Microsoft Published games would be coming to PC.  

Previously Microsoft had stated that every new game that is published by Microsoft Games Studios will support Xbox Play Anywhere and be easily accessible on the Windows Store, but now Microsoft has edited their blog post to say that all of the newly published titles from this year's E3 will come to PC. 

Below is a copy of Microsoft's original statement as well as a copy of their new edited statement. 

 

  •        With the Xbox Play Anywhere program, you can buy a game once and play on your Windows 10 PC and Xbox One with shared progress, shared game saves and shared achievements. 

    Every new title published from Microsoft Studios will support Xbox Play Anywhere and will be easily accessible in the Windows Store.

(old statement above, new statement below)

  •      With the Xbox Play Anywhere program, you can buy a game once and play on your Windows 10 PC and Xbox One with shared progress, shared game saves and shared achievements.

    Every new title published from Microsoft Studios that we showed onstage at E3 this year will support Xbox Play Anywhere and will be easily accessible in the Windows Store.

Microsoft backtracks - Not all future Microsoft published games will come to PC  

This is obviously some terrible news for PC gamers, not only because this means that some upcoming games from Microsoft Games Studios will not be coming to PC but because Microsoft has once again decided to muddy their hands with artificial exclusivity and has refused to take a hard stance on how they plan to support PC gaming as a platform. 

While Microsoft has been making some positive changes for PC gamers in recent months this kind of backtrack has significant consequences and should have been accompanied by either an apology for the error or at a minimum an explanation. 

The future of Microsoft Published games on PC is now uncertain, meaning that Halo 6 and other releases from Microsoft may indeed not be coming to PC after all, which is certainly disappointing given the fact that there is obvious consumer demand for it. 

 

You can join the discussion on Microsoft backtracking on their promise to PC gamers on the OC3D Forums.  

 

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06-07-2016, 13:33:31

Dicehunter
Sounds like they got a lot of hate from XB1 owners hence the backtracking.Quote

06-07-2016, 14:07:19

Daft Behemoth
Not sure this is all that much of a loss considering most of these games would have ended up on the Windows Store anyway... I have no interest in spending money on that platform.Quote

06-07-2016, 14:11:39

W1tness
Since the Xbox One's release, Microsoft has been the king of 180 turns.Quote

06-07-2016, 15:07:53

VonBlade
MS backtracks on comment that was basically "don't bother to buy a XBone". What a surprise

As long as proper Forza comes to the PC idc. Everything else is a multi-platform thing anyway. Steam has saved PC gaming.Quote

06-07-2016, 15:28:42

Daiyus
Quote:
Originally Posted by VonBlade View Post
MS backtracks on comment that was basically "don't bother to buy a XBone". What a surprise

As long as proper Forza comes to the PC idc. Everything else is a multi-platform thing anyway. Steam has saved PC gaming.
Forza is one of the two I wanted. I grew up on Halo so it'd be nice to see them all on PC too. I'm still excited for Forza Horizon 3, but I'm disappointed by this backtrack.Quote
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