Accurate or not, there's a perception amongst enthusiasts that Microsoft doesn't put enough oomph into its support of PC games. It's a PR battle that the publisher will have to fight with the PC release of Fable III, and if another leaked internal Q&A document obtained by Kotaku is legit, the Lionhead-developed RPG will be a sign that another push--a "no, for serious" push--is coming in the near future.
The question asked in the document is quite pointed, asking if Fable III will signal a meaningful "reinvestment" by Microsoft in the PC realm. It goes on, then asking if this push will be different than others.
== TEASER =="Windows 7 is a world-class gaming platform, and you can bet Microsoft has a vested interest in using it as a platform for amazing first party content. Fable III on Windows as well as Xbox 360 this holiday is a great first step, and we'll have more news for you later this summer." (Emphasis added.)
Before E3 2010, Microsoft announced plans to offer day-and-date releases through Games on Demand for Windows, in addition to building up its lacking back-catalogue of non-Live games. It's a step in the right direction, for sure, but it's still no Steam.
But what is this great summer surprise? The published portion of the Q&A didn't have the natural follow-up, not that Microsoft would spoil the mystery beforehand anyway.