If it was up to Gearbox vice president of marketing Steve Gibson, he would merge distribution services such as Games for Windows and Steam into one giant… well, distribution service. Gibson means that because of these services being separate, gamers don’t always have the chance to play with each other.
“We want people to be able to play together and right now if a guy buys a game on Games for Windows and a guy buys a game on Steam – they can’t play together. If another guy bought it in a retail store, he can’t play with the first two guys,” expressed Gibson. “Right now we’re like, ‘Please, work together’. Our big concern right now is that these silos are being built. Everybody’s separating out and it’s really… as a developer who just wants gamers to be able to play games together, it’s frustrating right now. Things like that are hurting the PC industry for gamers. This is frustrating for everybody right now. Call out to the gamers. Hey gamers? Tell these guys to play nice!”
When asked about where the Duke would be kicking balls and smoking his cigars, he deviated from giving an actual answer but said that “we wanted to have as many ways that people could get to it as possible.”
What would it be like to unite Xbox Live with PlayStation Network? An actual Xbox vs. PlayStation deathmatch… the mere thought of it causes us a brain meltdown and cranial implosion.