Petition to Bring Forza to the PC
A couple of weeks ago, during GDC 2015, I teased the idea that Forza could be coming to the PC platform. During his keynote, Phil Spencer, the head of the Xbox business openly admitted that Microsoft had lost its way when it comes to PC gaming, and he is now trying to put it back on track.
In an interview, Spencer shared more insights on how they plan on doing so with Windows 10, and how the company’s focus on Xbox resulted in overlooking the PC gaming scene.
Phil Spencer clarified:
“That amount of focus was almost required to land where we are with Xbox today. What it meant, though, was that distraction, we did ignore what was going on with Windows. Other people like Steam came in and offered some very valuable services.”
Following his GDC keynote, Spencer talked with Eurogamer:
“There isn’t a tremendous request today for racing games like Forza on PC,” says Spencer. “Obviously through the streaming we showed in January you’ll be able to play on any of the PCs you have in your home. I don’t want to build things because you can build them, I want to build things that our customers are asking for.
“We obviously put Halo on PC before – you go back and look and there’s obviously strong… The first-person shooter space on PC is a little bit different than on console if you look at the business model and other things that work, so we’d want to land the right experience. If you play this out – so let’s not talk about the next 6 months but talk about the next three or four years – you’ll see more and more developers that are building these games that are appropriate for any screen that the gamer’s sitting down on. And that’s just more opportunity for gamers and developers.”