The corporate giant is adamant that support for Games for Windows Live is strong and will continue despite the deep cuts surrounding the division.
They also shored up their verbal support for Microsoft Games Studios. New General Manager Ron Pessner will now lead the company's "Windows gaming service efforts".
"Moving ahead, Microsoft will continue to invest in Windows as a first–class gaming platform through great Windows out of box experiences, our online gaming services including Games for Windows – LIVE, MSN Games, and Messenger games, and through new games for Windows developed by Microsoft Games Studios," a Microsoft rep told .
"Our Windows gaming service efforts will be led by General Manager Ron Pessner, who is joining Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business. He comes from within Microsoft’s Entertainment & Devices Division."
"Working closely with Ron will be Dave Luehmann, a long time Microsoft games veteran and General Manager within Microsoft Games Studios, who will now be overseeing internal development and publishing for all Windows-based games."
It was reported that Chris Early wasfrom the division and confirmed by Microsoft that he would no longer serve as General Manager.
"Beyond these changes, we are not commenting on specific personnel issues at this time."