Will Windows 10 Be Supportive of PC Gaming?

Windows 10 gaming potential is teased to be revealed during Windows 10 Consumer Event in Janurary.

Back during the annoucement of Windows 10 in September, Phil Spencer, Microsoft's biggest gaming boss, vowed to demonstrate why the PC is incredibly important in relation to gaming. It's finally time to find out Windows 10's true gaming potential is soon, as indicated by a tweet Spencer posted this week, which reads:

"I'll be focusing more on what we are doing on [Windows 10] in January. It's time for us to talk about gaming on Windows."

When Microsoft revealed Windows 10 as a platform for all of your devices, doubts arose in the gaming community concerning how much Microsoft would cater to the PC gamer this time around. From previous experience with an app-based operating system (I'm looking at you, Windows 8), it's easy to have low hopes for the new OS.

However, back in June, Spencer said that "gaming on Windows is critical to Microsoft's success." Before that, he admitted that his company needs to do more to support the PC gaming community. He even goes so far as to claim that part of his job is to bring focus back to Windows gaming.

He even acknowledged in a past interview that Microsoft had lost its way with PC gaming, a trend that he said he hopes to reverse.

Around the reveal of the Windows 10 OS, it's indicated that the OS will have ties with the Xbox One. Details on how it will operate alongside - or within - the Xbox One remain to be seen, though we may not have to wait long to find out.

Spencer's tease of January news suggests that his reveal plans are probably coming during the recently announced Windows 10 Consumer Event, scheduled for January 21st. 

We'll finally be able to see how Windows 10 may be able to satisfy our needs as gamers at the peak of 2015, so keep your eyes and ears sharp. Will Windows be able to deliver this time or will we be stuck with our copies of Windows 7 for yet another generation? Only time will tell.

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Autumn is a freelance writer that grew up on GameFAQs walkthroughs trying to suss out how to get through her favorite PC and Nintendo games. These days she's a capable game pioneer, mapping out guides and tips so players of all skill levels can join in on the fun.

Published Dec. 14th 2014
  • Si_W
    Why do you still have a copy of Win7?

    Nothing wrong with Win8...
  • Autumn Fish
    Featured Correspondent
    I own a laptop with Windows 8, but could never figure out how to navigate it well enough to warrant upgrading my main PC. The 'App' System they use for it only served to confuse me, and a lot of features bugged me. My problems were more with it's poor navigational system rather than how it works for gaming.
  • Si_W
    Download Start Menu 8, problem solved...
  • Autumn Fish
    Featured Correspondent
    Some people don't like installing modifications for stuff like that.
  • Pierre Fouquet
    Featured Correspondent
    And why should you have to. Windows defining feature is the start menu, it's what makes it Windows. Why should we have to modify Windows 8 to make it Windows again.
  • Si_W
    I suspect MS will learn from this, but in all honesty the menu interface isn't that difficult to comprehend.

    On the other hand the Start Menu 8 download is dead easy.

    Why should you have to? You don't. But then if you have it as your operating system and are missing the Start Menu then you're a little daft if you don't (in my humble opinion).

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