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Microsoft’s E3 2018 convention made me glad I’m a PC gamer


E3 is right here as soon as once more, and it is a time when console makers attempt to persuade us to purchase their wares. As Microsoft took to the stage, I used to be keen to be persuaded that the Xbox One could be a worthy addition to my gaming assortment.

Nevertheless, after the convention I used to be extra satisfied than ever that there’s no motive to purchase an Xbox console when I’ve a gaming PC. That’s very good of Microsoft, because it coincides with TechRadar’s PC Gaming Week 2018, the place we have fun the PC as the most effective gaming platform of all of them.

Nevertheless, it’s most likely not likely what Microsoft had in thoughts.

Loads of video games

Microsoft definitely confirmed off loads of video games at its E3 occasion, with third celebration video games like Fallout 76, Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Cyberpunk 2077 all trying wonderful, and all, in fact, coming to PC.

Microsoft has been getting loads of flak lately for its slightly paltry unique lineup for Xbox, and excessively counting on Halo, Forza and Gears of Warfare, however this 12 months it defied critics by displaying off… Halo Infinite, Forza Horizon four and Gears of Warfare 5.


I’ve by no means been very thinking about these video games (the final Halo I performed was on a Mac), but when I used to be , it seems like they’re all coming to PC anyway. So, no want to purchase an Xbox One. Thanks, Microsoft!

The ever-delayed Crackdown three additionally made an look, and whereas extra Terry Crews in my life is at all times welcome, I simply can’t get that enthusiastic about it. If Microsoft does present sufficient to show that it was well worth the wait, nicely, I can at all times purchase it on PC.

In fact, you can argue that even when I purchase a recreation on PC slightly than Xbox, Microsoft nonetheless advantages, particularly if it’s purchased by the Microsoft Retailer. In fact, there’s no approach I’d use the Microsoft Retailer to purchase a recreation once I can get it on Steam, except it’s a Microsoft Retailer unique, which Microsoft’s first celebration choices will little question be.

However, it nonetheless means they’re lacking out on promoting me costly Xbox {hardware}. Fortunately, on-line gaming stays free on PC, so it doesn’t get to flog an Xbox Stay subscription both.

And, exclusives do matter. The PS4 is the one place I can play God of Warfare, Detroit: Develop into Human, Uncharted four and The Final of Us 2, which is why I’ve one. And that’s not about paying to stop video games from showing on different platforms, it’s about creating new video games and nurturing recreation builders to make video games that absolutely benefit from the platform they’re on.

Microsoft did announce that it has purchased a whopping 5 builders to create unique video games, which is an enormous step in the fitting route, but when these video games are any good and are available out on PC as nicely, then there’s nonetheless no motive for me to purchase an Xbox.

I’m not complaining. With Microsoft releasing just about each Xbox recreation on PC, it means I’ve some wonderful video games to look ahead to – with out having to purchase an Xbox.

It simply appears somewhat odd that it’s so eager on making the Xbox One seem out of date in terms of PC avid gamers. Possibly there’s a little reality within the rumor that Microsoft will someday cease making consoles, and as a substitute make Xbox a platform that may be performed on consoles and gaming PCs.

Contemplating the struggles the Xbox One is having in opposition to the PS4 and Nintendo Swap, that might not be such a foul thought.

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