Games for Windows 'will recover from rocky start'

Games for Windows 'will recover from rocky start'

By Ben Parfitt

March 9th 2011 at 9:58AM

Platform holder promises renewed focus on PC gaming

Windows and Xbox 360 platform holder Microsoft has promised that its PC service Games for Windows Live will "continue to get better".

Speaking to CVG, Microsoft's senior producer of interactive entertainment Kevin Unangst told CVG that the service "lacked fantastic games" and had endured what he called a "rocky start".

"The service started with the right intent, which was to bring Achievements, friends, multiplayer gaming and matchmaking in a really great way to PC," he explained. "I think because it was designed originally as a partner to the console service more than the PC service, we had a rocky start.

"We also didn't back it up with the most important thing, which is doing fantastic games to take advantage of the service. A network by itself isn't valuable – there needs to be great games to take advantage."

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