Microsoft hires the man who made Steam great, signals renewed interest in PC gaming

Jason Holtman spent the last eight years turning Valve’s Steam digital distribution platform into a veritable cornucopia of PC games. Starting this month, however, he’ll be working at Microsoft on the company’s Windows gaming strategy. “Yes, I have joined Microsoft where I will be focusing on making Windows a great platform for gaming and interactive entertainment,” he told GamesIndustry International. “I think there is a lot of opportunity for Microsoft to deliver the games and entertainment customers want and to work with developers to make that happen, so I’m excited to be here.” Holtman left Valve in February under mysterious circumstances, along with up to 25 other employees.

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