Do you remember the 90s and early 2000s, when Microsoft was the target of every monopoly joke, for some pretty devastating reasons? Yeah, not that much anymore. After Microsoft failed to dominate in gaming and mobile, it has been a little humiliated and willing to let others play with its multi-million dollar toys. Its flagship racing franchise, power, is the latest example.
The company announced this today Forza Horizon 4, the latest in the Xbox Game Studios open world racing series, is coming to Steam on March 9. The game was released for both Xbox One and Windows in 201
Forza Horizon 4 is the latest of Microsoft’s high-profile games to hit Steam, according to the Halo series, Gears 5, Sea of Thieves, and Microsoft Flight Simulator. It seems Microsoft is less interested in promoting its store as a gaming destination, although it still would love for you to subscribe to Xbox Game Pass, and thank you.
Microsoft’s franchises remain almost entirely exclusive to the Xbox on the console side of things, with the obvious and lucrative exception of Minecraft (which it acquired in 2014). Some of the smaller “indie” games Microsoft releases, such as Cuphead and Ori and the blind forest, have been released on the Switch.
Source: The Verge