It appears Microsoft is once more placing bets on the PC gaming market.
According to an internal Q&A document acquired by Kotaku, the company is asking itself simple yet tough questions; how does the recently announced PC version of Fable III signal a reinvestment in PC gaming, and “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?”
Their answer: “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.”
So it’s a big ‘hooah!’ with little details for the time being. Fable III‘s holiday 2010 release is said to be “a great first step” though, and more news on the matter is promised for later this summer.