Microsoft explains why there were no Windows games at E3By Shawn Knight 21 comments
E3 is perhaps the biggest gaming-related trade show in the world. Every year, a bevy of game publishers and accessory manufacturers converge on the Los Angeles Convention Center for nearly a week to showcase their new wares to eager media. It seems like the perfect place to let everyone in on your next big project, right?
Not so, according to Microsoft.
Unfortunately, that doesn't mean a show like E3 is a good fit for such titles.
Spencer pointed out that E3 is a retail show, a console show, and it didn't really feel like the right place for Microsoft to talk about Windows gaming. That's not to say that Windows games aren't critical to the company's success, however.
With E3 off the table, where then should Microsoft peddle PC games? Spencer said e-sports gaming meets, like Intel's recent Extreme Masters e-sports event that attracted more than 55,000 spectators, could have potential.