- Jun 25, 2007
I do think Microsoft could improve things a lot around the area of PC gaming. Certainly bringing all of its XBox titles to the PC would go a long way for the PC crowd. The only reason why I guess they don't do that are economics. I guess there will always be PC gamers that look at the XBox and despise it for taking away from PCs. At some point, and it does look like Microsoft has gone a long way towards this with Windows 10, that XBox and PC are 100% app compatible and interchangeable. That's where it needs to go I think and should be a good thing in the end for everyone.
Since the 360, I feel like little other than lipservice has been paid to Windows as a gaming platform until now, with DirectX12. It's a step. The part I bolded and underlined I think is the last step towards proving they are serious about PC gaming again. You buy one disk, and can pop it into a PC with a Blu Ray drive or XB1, install, and play on either. In theory, shouldn't this be possible, yes?
But alas, it's just a pipe dream, as you said, because it doesn't make financial sense to them to do so.