Microsoft’s Phil Spencer: “It’s time for us to talk about gaming on Windows”

Phil Spencer Microsoft Studios

It’s easy to feel that Microsoft, custodian of one of PC gaming’s biggest platforms, has being ignoring computer games for many years. Afterall, when their biggest contribution to the scene has been the troublesome Games for Windows Live, it’s not difficult to see Microsoft in a less-than-positive light.

Hopefully change is on the horizon, though. Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft Studios and the company’s Xbox division, has said that gaming on Windows will be a talking point in 2015. 

In response to a question from Twitter user Christopher – RpLayy who asked “Can we expect some UI footage of Windows 10 on Xbox One in January ?”, Spencer replied: “I’ll be focusing more on what we are doing on Win10 in January, it’s time for us to talk about gaming on Windows.”

The question refers to a new event announced by Microsoft where they will reveal Windows 10 for the first time. The overhaul of their operating system will bring desktops, phones, tablets, and the Xbox One under a unified OS, which could help see games for PC become as important to Microsoft as their Xbox platform.

The event takes place in Seattle on January 21st.