Microsoft's Phil Spencer says "Xbox is our gaming brand," E3 isn't for Windows
You may have noticed that Microsoft's E3 press event was heavy on the Xbox and rather light on Windows—which is to say, it didn't come up at all. According to Phil Spencer, the head of Microsoft's Xbox division and Microsoft Game Studios, there's a good reason for that: E3 is a "console show," and Microsoft didn't want to bring a gun to a knife fight.
"For us, E3 is a console show and an Xbox show, and for us as Microsoft, Xbox is our gaming brand, and it's the thing we can fill an arena like this, we get millions of people to watch us on TV and we show our games and it's a brand that people care about," he said.
I'd just assumed that Microsoft was continuing its usual enthusiastic support of the PC gaming space (and for the record, Spencer described Windows gaming as "critical to Microsoft's success") by ignoring it completely, but I guess this makes sense too. And it's not as though Microsoft doesn't have a PC plan: Spencer noted that "they do these huge world championship events and they fill up arenas," and that it could probably do something with that.
For a look at some of the cool things that did happen on the PC at E3, check out our Best of E3 wrap-up right here.