Microsoft Considering Bringing More Games to Steam
John Williamson / 4 years ago
Microsoft’s new commitment to the PC platform and parity alongside their Xbox brand initially caused a great deal of scepticism. This isn’t surprising given Microsoft’s history of underdelivering and unleashing the Games For Windows Live DRM. While I mention the terminology PC platform, it’s up for debate since their new line-up of PC games requires the Windows 10 operating system as well as the Universal Windows Platform. Of course, the Universal Windows Platform has received criticism for its lack of features and cannot realistically compete with Steam’s domination. Honestly, it was naive for Microsoft to think sales would be impressive on their own storefront. Thankfully, it appears they’ve realised this and launched Quantum Break on Steam using DirectX 11.
In an interview with DualShockers, Xbox Marketing Boss Aaron Greenberg said other Microsoft games will release on Steam”where it’ll make sense.” He also added:
“Well, from a first-party standpoint, over the years, we’ve always had titles in the Steam store. From Age of Empires, to Alan Wake, to even more recently we had titles like Ori and State of Decay”
“We’re excited to have brought Quantum Break there, we know there are fans of the Steam store, and customers that we can reach that will enable the title to have even more success.”
This is fantastic news for those who want to play iconic Xbox IPs without investing into a different store. Being able to retain all your games on Steam and enjoy the service is a huge draw for consumers. Hopefully, major franchises such as Halo, Forza and others make their way onto Steam very soon.