Microsoft’s “Future of gaming” has me worried

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With Games for windows Live, Microsoft tried to shoehorn their very successful Xbox Live model in to the vastly more open PC gaming world. Unsurprisingly, it failed to resonate with gamers who’re used to more freedoms. Recently, the company even admitted it had faltered in its implementation of the service. I hope they plan on sticking to their guns with their plans for making the service better – because a recently outed internal video purporting to be from the “windows Game Experience” team leads me to believe otherwise.

The video, from May last year, shows that the team envisions as the future of next-generation Windows gaming. It’s not pretty; it’s mostly Kinect-powered, avatar-driven casual fluff, bolstered through DLC purchases. If this is the future of gaming, I’ll be honest in saying I want no part of it. Hit the jump for the video, then hit the floor in the foetal position.

Source : ZDNet

Last Updated: March 22, 2011

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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