Microsoft: We Just Want To Support Steam Right Now

‘We’re not trying to compete with them.’

Posted By | On 08th, Aug. 2015 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605

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The specter of Microsoft’s previous attempts to support PC gaming looms large over their newest and freshest attempt, which is their push for PC gaming with Windows 10. The last time, they tried to establish their own storefront for PC gaming via Games For Windows Live, propping it as an alternative for Valve, launching a crappy and broken product that tried to charge users, was sub par, and ultimately abandoned, leaving a host of broken games in its wake.

That is not what they are trying to do this time. This time, it seems like all they want to do is play nice with Valve.

Speaking to PC Gamer,Microsoft’s Kevin Unangst, senior director for PC gaming “We are not intending to compete with Steam. If anything, we want Steam to be even more successful – they’ve done great things for PC gamers in terms of having a single store.

“Over time do we want more developers to come over to our store and offer it in addition to Steam? Absolutely. Is competition good for people? Absolutely. But our goal right now isn’t to do anything else other than support Steam and help it run great on Windows 10.”

I guess that’s a noble goal for now, though one has to wonder- will that change if and when the Windows Store begins to gain traction?


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  • Gamez Rule

    Between Steam & Xbox who has the most games?

    Now that XBOX will be having it’s games come over to Windows 10 as well as Xbone I wouldn’t have said Xbox is trying to compete with Steam, I would have thought once this takes place it would be Steam trying to compete with Xbox?

    • GamerJudge

      Steam/PC has huge library of games that dwarfs that of console, only difference consoles have more quality games… well that’s how I see it.

    • Pramath

      Steam does.
      I’m not sure what exactly you are trying to say here.

    • Scott Baker

      According to wikipedia, there are 1163 xbox 360 games and 969 xbox games, for a total of 2132 games. Searching the steam library for “games” comes up with 6070 titles.

    • Gamez Rule

      According to wikipedia ..As of February 2015, over 4,500 games are available through Steam, which has 125 million active users

      Now when I just searched for GAMES on Steam it showed 5092 ( ticked the games box in side menu ), Multi-Player showed 1663, Co-Op showed 580, Single player showed 4795

      On xbox website Full Games on marketplace came to 4,547.( UK only )

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