And the grave wasn’t even cold yet! I figured last month that it was “tough seeing where Microsoft will find the will (or developers) to try making another game using the [Age of Empires] brand any time soon”. Silly me, limiting my considerations to actual Age of Empires games.
I like Windows 8, but only because its desktop mode is basically Windows 7 with faster boot times. The thought of using the “tablet” mode, or even swapping between the two, fills me with dread. Unless, that is, future versions of the operating system look like Jay Machalani’s design.
He’s rarely had kind words to say about Microsoft’s latest operating system, but in the same interview with The Verge in which he spoke at length about his company’s plans for a “Steam Box” PC, Valve boss Gabe Newell also talks about Windows 8.