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Why There Were No PC Games From Microsoft at E3?

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E3 2014 for Microsoft was a clear success. Games like Forza Horizon 2, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Sunset Overdrive and Project Spark were well delivered, and they are looking forward for Xbox One?s 2015 releases.

But as with all presenters at the event, Microsoft had its fair share of absences. Some may think that these are minor shortcomings, especially for a certain group of potential customers. Weirdly enough, there was no major PC game mentioned in the event at all. There are some games that will be released on multiple platforms, but we?ve never heard of any game specifically tailored for our dear powerhouse PCs. The case was the same with Xbox 360.

In a recent interview in Polygon, Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, said that E3 was ?a retail and a console show?. They do not think that the event or place was right for mentioning Windows at all.

?We can fill an arena like this, we get millions of people to watch us on TV and we show our games and it?s a brand that people care about,?

It is clear enough, that Phil Spencer believes that the Xbox brand should be the top priority with events like the E3.

Still, Phil Spencer did comment ?that Windows and gaming on Windows was a critical factor in Microsoft?s success. So where does the love for Windows gaming go, aside from the biggest gaming event, which happens to be E3? Simple.

?They do these huge world championship events and they fill up arenas?

??I do think there could be a space there.? He added.

Apparently, Microsoft isn?t the only company who thinks that PC gaming doesn?t have a place in E3, and it would preferably be better in championship arenas instead. Riot Games, the guys behind League of Legends, thinks the same way. ?Either way, both Windows and Xbox gaming are in good shape, but they cater to different types of gamers. This could probably be what Spencer is trying to point out.

Xbox One?s Quantum Break showcase and League of Legends? annual tournament will be held at the upcoming Gamescom this year.

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