Lately Microsoft has been more invested in console gaming for the Xbox rather than PC gaming, but with Windows 8 it looks like that is about to change. Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft Studios, spoke with Gameindustry about plans for Windows 8. He had this to say:
We have a dedicated team inside of Studios that is focused on Windows. We have over 30 games at launch with a variety of genres, price points and business models. We have a steady flow of content that is coming out; I think Windows 8 is a huge opportunity for the company and gamers just to see new things get created.
He also mentions that they won’t just be casual games like Cut the Rope and Wordament.
You see these games, and it is a great PC game, and they are able to get to scale with the business they attract. It is a healthy ecosystem and the launch of Windows 8 will push it forward. Diablo came out, League of Legends; you have some big things that are driving huge businesses for people on Windows, and we are going to be there in full force with Studios, there is no doubt about that.
This is great news for gamers who were a little worried about Windows 8.