In today's final DICE feature, Gamasutra covers the Friday keynote from Microsoft's Peter Moore, the corporate vice president of the Interactive Entertainment Business in the Entertainment and Devices Division.
Moore was tasked with talking about Microsoft's renewed attention to the PC market in his speech 'The Changing World Of PC Games', something most recently exemplified by the announcement that Halo 2 is coming exclusively to Windows Vista, but also discussed some intriguing Xbox 360-related content. But he also spoke loudly on the need for innovation:
"'We are an interactive medium that is far superior today than TV and movies and music", he commented. "The fact that Hollywood’s greats, whether it’s Spielberg with EA, whether it’s Peter Jackson getting involved with King Kong, are recognizing what our medium stands for."
He continued: "We’ve gone from DOS all the way to the twenty-first century. One of the things I want to encourage everyone to do is, and certainly at Microsoft Game Studios, we take this very seriously, is drive the industry forward in the revolution. I’m very concerned. We’re still too reliant on sequels. We’re still too reliant on formulaic gameplay. We’ve got to be able to drive the user experiences. It drives the industry forward.'"
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