Despite laid off boss, Games for Windows lives on

We thought maybe Microsoft’s Games for Windows would be exiting the building along with its boss, Chris Early. He was one of the 5,000 casualties in the mass layoffs from Microsoft recently. But the PC gaming service lives on. 

“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 representative said Tuesday.

Gamecyte says that Early is actually being replaced by Ron Pessner, formerly of Microsoft’s Connected TV division. It seems that Games for Windows is going nowhere. Maybe now we can hope for improvements along with these management changes. 

Dale North