Looking back at last week’s E3 2012 press conference from Microsoft, ex-Microsoft executive and former Lionhead boss Peter Molyneux weighed in on the company’s performance. One thing that stood out to him was Microsoft’s continued pattern of ignoring Windows gaming.
“I would hope the next generation would bring about a new wave of innovation. If we don’t do that in consoles, then you will find that those people that want innovation will start retreating to other formats. Look at the PC. It’s incredible to me how there’s been a resurgence in PC gaming. There’s a lot more innovation now… I think that’s the other thing about the Microsoft press conference. It’s always shocked me about how little Microsoft cared about the Windows platform,” he noted. “There was hardly a single talk about Windows 8 at all. You would’ve thought, with a billion installed machines, there would be at least some play. And the whole metro interface is much more gamified, but there was no talk about it at all.”
Source: GamesIndustry International