Microsoft just doesn't know when to stop. The company dropped a doozy earlier this week after saying "hardly anyone plays first person shooters on the PC anymore," with many abandoning the platform to play titles such as Halo. "It's all about the console," Redmond said. Obviously that's a stretch, and the company received due criticism. In an interview with MCV, Microsoft acknowledged its blunder and said it is working hard to deliver Windows games too, promising to "lead the way" on PC.
"Other companies should look to Microsoft for leadership, but I'm not sure they do," said Microsoft Game Studios general manager Dave Luehmann. "It is our job to lead the way on PC. And in some ways we are doing that and in other ways we are not. So we need to step up." Luehmann continued by flaunting three "big IPs" Redmond is preparing for the PC, including Fable III, Age of Empires Online, and Microsoft Flight, with more to follow.
Shacknews rightfully notes that it's hard to take those sentiments seriously when Microsoft indefinitely delayed Fable III for PC just last month, prioritizing the Xbox 360 version.