Microsoft has been making a renewed push to impress PC gamers for a while. There hasn't been a flood of gamers rushing to the Windows 10 Store in lieu of Steam just yet, and some developers are still cranky about how the Universal Windows Platform has played out so far.
But what do gamers think? What do they really want from Windows 10? That's what Microsoft wants to find out.
These questions, of course, are being asked in a survey. It popped up on the Windows Insider Program overnight and isn't afraid to canvass a whole range of topics, including people's feelings on Nintendo, esports, building PCs, virtual reality and more.
What caught my eye, though, was the hitherto unknown metamorphosis of the Civilization franchise into an RTS:
Can't say I've ever been nuked by Gandhi in real-time. And I wonder how Blizzard and Hi-Rez feel that Microsoft felt the original DOTA was more worthy of a mention than Heroes of the Storm or SMITE.
The rest of the survey wasn't as fun, but there were some questions in there that could have some interesting ramifications.
Microsoft announced they were bringing automated tournaments to Xbox Live at E3 this year. It'd be a very, very smart move if that system could be brought to Windows 10 somehow.
I can't imagine a flood of 5's will change Microsoft's stance on the Kinect. These responses will probably get fed back to the Xbox team and drilled into their internal analytics somehow. Wonder if it'll have any effect on the way some games are marketed?
If you want to take the survey yourself, or just send a whole lot of trash responses to the maker of Windows 10, you can do so here. Just remember real people end up dealing with those replies, so be nice.