While there may be a dedicated Xbox tent going up atmuch like every other year, is also elbowing their way into the "first-ever E3 show dedicated" to PC gaming at the annual expo.
Microsoft's Phil Spencer will be taking to the stage at the PC Gaming Show. They want to talk up Windows 10, not as an operating system, but as an 'ecosystem'. Let's hope they keep Xbox talk short.
It would be somewhat insulting to grab the mic at the debut of the PC Gaming Show just to spout more about the Xbox platform, even if it's getting a lot of content and functions married to PC through Windows 10. The masses want to hear what Microsoft is doing specifically for PC.
"For us, the PC Gaming Show is the ideal place to speak directly to PC gamers, and it’s a great time to talk about Windows 10 - the best operating system we've ever created for gamers on PCs,” Microsoft's Head of Xbox Phil Spencer said. “With Windows 10, we’re bringing the best of Xbox with the best of Windows gaming, including Xbox Live and the new Xbox app, Game DVR for nearly every game, and DirectX 12 for better gaming graphics and performance.”
Many Windows 7 / 8 users may have noticed a 'Get Windows 10' icon appear on their taskbars recently. Microsoft has started a 'reservation system' for the new Windows 10 which should download and be ready to upgrade people's PC around July 29th at no charge.
The biggest contribution Microsoft is likely to accomplish this year and the next for PC has already been revealed, and its name is DirectX 12. Thanks to their new version of the API, developers should be able to tap into a lot more power than they could before.
Whether the corporate giant has anything in terms of PC gaming we'll have to wait and see. The PC Gaming Show will be held at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles , June 16, 2015