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Microsoft scoops up ex-Valve employee to help its PC division

Microsoft acquires ex-Valve employee who will focus on 'making Windows a great platform for gaming'

By Anthony Garreffa on Aug 15, 2013 03:31 am CDT - 0 mins, 38 secs reading time

Microsoft might be trying to improve its PC division with the hiring of an ex-Valve employee. Jason Holtman is now an employee of the Redmond-based giant, leaving his post at Valve in February.

Microsoft scoops up ex-Valve employee to help its PC division | TweakTown.com

Holtman spoke with GamesIndustry about his move to Microsoft, where he said: "Yes, I have joined Microsoft where I will be focusing on making Windows a great platform for gaming and interactive entertainment. 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 is working within the PC Gaming and Entertainment Strategy division of Microsoft, which should hopefully see Microsoft starting to take the PC gaming industry seriously once again.

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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