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New PC promises from Microsoft

Ben Parfitt
New PC promises from Microsoft

The release of Fable III on PC heralds yet another fresh dawn for Microsoft and its commitment to Games for Windows.

That seems to be the suggestion from a leaked internal Q&A document obtained by Kotaku which reads as follows:

Q: Does "Fable III" on Windows signal a larger reinvestment by Microsoft in PC gaming? How is this different from the previous times you've announced a reinvestment in PC gaming and not quite come through with a robust offering?

A: In terms of revenue, Windows is far and away the largest gaming platform in the world, so it's an incredibly important part of Microsoft's business. From core games like "Fable III" to casual, social and Facebook titles, more gaming happens on Windows than anywhere else. Windows 7 is a world-class gaming platform, and you can bet Microsoft has a vested interest in using it as a platform for amazing first party content. "Fable III" on Windows as well as Xbox 360 this holiday is a great first step, and we'll have more news for you later this summer.

Microsoft’s commitment to PC gaming has been a matter of debate for some time now. Though the firm has repeatedly sworn its allegiance to the platform, it has time and time again been accused of falling short on delivering.

Despite a string of bosses for the Games for Windows push, some seemingly heavy-duty revamps and even a drive into the Games-On-Demand market, the service has continued to be slated by users and trials far behind rival offerings such as Steam.

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