I think it’s fair to say that, no matter your opinion on Xbox, or PlayStation, or even Nintendo, we can all agree (for the most part, anyway) that Microsoft had the strongest E3 conference this year.

Maybe it’s the fact they’ve upped their gaming exclusives, or that they’ve partnered up with Oculus, but there’s something intrinsically strong coming from the Microsoft offence of software and gaming this year. The CEO for Microsoft has said that their focus on the video games and the new technology linked to them are going to play a huge part in the company’s future.

Windows 10 will, of course, be the main provider in the expansion for Microsoft; Oculus will use Windows 10 as an OS, Xbox One runs on Windows, and for the majority of people, your PC will be getting the latest Windows upgrade soon. According to a Microsoft employee mission statement, chief exec Satya Nadella has said that gaming will be key in realizing a ‘broader vision for Windows.’ It would appear that Microsoft is going to focus on bringing all of their gaming-orientated prospects together.

‘We will bring together Xbox Live and our first-party gaming efforts across PC, console, mobile and new categories like HoloLens into one integrated play,’ he said.

‘We will build the best instantiation of this vision through our Windows device platform and our devices, which will serve to delight our customers, increase distribution of our services, drive gross margin, enable fundamentally new product categories, and generate opportunity for the Windows ecosystem more broadly.’

Nadella is responsible for setting up the cloud infrastructure behind Xbox, alongside Bing and Office – so this guy taking the reigns on talking about what Microsoft has planned for the future is a pretty big deal.

We already know that thanks to Windows 10, Xbox One can stream games to your PC and tablet and that Phil Spencer (head of Xbox) wants to ‘put the gamer at the center of every experience’. Then Oculus dropped the bomb days before E3 that Xbox One owners can stream games to the Rift, too, which really underlines everything Microsoft are saying here:

If you want to be experiencing gaming on the forefront of current technology, get an Xbox One and run your PC on Windows.

 

  • XbotMK1

    I think we can all agree, (for the most part, anyway) that whoever wrote this article is a either brain dead or a Microsoft fanboy trying to save the Xbox One.

    • Terminator

      I think we can all agree, (without a doubt) that you, XbotMK1, are the biggest Sony Fanboy Drone out there, who goes into full damage control and in a misinformation/lying spree to feel better about your worthless life, purchase of a piece of plastic and to please your masters (Sony) as the sh*t mutt you are.

      • b00x0rz .

        Epic reply Terminator! Made me laff out loud :]

      • Kinect

        But you’re one of the biggest Microsoft drones allways damage controling for Xbox One ever since it failled after it’s reveal.

        • RKO!

          I’m checking and the Xbox One is still alive and selling.

      • XbotMK1

        Why are you so upset? And what did I lie about?

  • archfiendx

    “If you want to be experiencing gaming on the forefront of current technology”

    By, “forefront of current technology” do you mean like the Kinect, AA batteries in the controller, slower network, and all at a glorious 720p or 900p on the Xbox One?

    I don’t see how we are suposed to be excited for another recycled version of Windows and I don’t see how this is any different from any other version of Windows. Microsoft tried the same thing with “Games For Windows Live” and it was a disaster mainly because Microsoft was trying to force PC gamers on to their Xbox store. And I also don’t see how you think Microsoft upped their exclusives. Most of the games they showed were games we already knew about. I don’t see how another rehash of Forza, Halo, and Gears is considered the “strongest” E3.

    Most polls I see and places I go to on the internet say Bethesda and Sony curb stomped Microsoft.

    • XbotMK1

      Pwned

  • Guest101

    “I think it’s fair to say that, no matter your opinion on Xbox, or PlayStation, or even Nintendo, we can all agree (for the most part, anyway) that Microsoft had the strongest E3 conference this year.”
    I couldn’t agree more! Microsoft had a strong and perfect E3 with a lot of games and features for the Xbox One. They had a rough start but little by little they are doing a great job at fixing their errors.
    Now the comments in here, for the most part are not a surprise and the people behind said comments either. lol This people or person (because its one person with multiple accounts) seems to have a lot of time in his hands to talk BS daily about a company who is not worried about what he says. Its even funnier seeing him s*ck up to a company that doesn’t give any F about him.

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