Friday, March 7, 2008

Microsoft toying with the idea of a Games for Windows Marketplace

In an interview with Eurogamer, Microsoft's Games for Windows (G4W) senior global manager director Kevin Unangst mentioned that they hope to bring some sort of Xbox Live Marketplace to the G4W platform.

When talking about the possibility of a G4W Marketplace, Unangst said that "you can be confident we want to enable things like digital distribution, the ability to do downloadable content for games - that's a direction we're definitely headed in". He was also clear about the fact that they "don't have anything specific to announce in terms of timeframes right now" regarding a Marketplace or a way to obtain DLC on the G4W platform. It's an interesting and welcomed idea, but wouldn't you think priority number one would be to get more developers on board to support G4W? We think that's where the effort should be focused.

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