Sometimes when things work the right way the first time, it’s really hard to duplicate and make your own. A good example of this is Steam, a platform that millions use to play games on their PC’s without having to worry about physical copies. Along with having a vast library of games to choose from. Many have tried to copy its success, including Microsoft, but none have succeeded. With Windows 10 coming out, and with it having a special programs to help make it a dedicated gaming platform, the executives assure us they aren’t trying to compete with Steam:
“We are not intending to compete with Steam,” Microsoft senior director for PC gaming Kevin Unangst told PC Gamer at Gamescom. “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.”
Now, they do acknowledge that eventually they’d love for more gamers and developers to come to their store for games, but for now? It’s not an issue.
“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.”