In a couple of short weeks, the first PC Gaming Show will be taking place as a complimentary event during E3 2015. We recently highlighted some of the major players from the MMO and online gaming space that will be participating, making it an attractive event to either attend or follow along from home for the live stream.

Microsoft is the next major participant to be announced, and this is newsworthy for a number of reasons. The biggest among them is that we’ll learn the latest details on Windows 10, the Xbox app, DirectX 12, along with upcoming titles from Microsoft and Xbox.

With Windows 10 right around the corner, PC MMO and online gamers should most certainly be interested in what Microsoft has planned for the future. We could very well be on the verge of the most impactful OS to date when it comes to gaming, with some online games studios already boldly declaring that their games will ultimately require Windows 10 to play. A perfect example would be Gigantic which won’t initially launch with Win10 as a requirement, but it will be at some point post-launch.

The new OS will also be a free upgrade for both Windows 7 & 8 users, so those of you who have been dragging your feet on adopting Win8 will be able to make a generational leap forward when Win10 drops.

In terms of Microsoft’s participation at the PC Gaming Show, the mighty Phil Spencer had this to say:

“For us, the PC Gaming Show is the ideal place to speak directly to PC gamers, and it’s a great time to talk about Windows 10 – the best operating system we’ve ever created for gamers on PCs,” said Phil Spencer, head of Xbox at Microsoft. “With Windows 10, we’re bringing the best of Xbox with the best of Windows gaming, including Xbox Live and the new Xbox app, Game DVR for nearly every game, and DirectX 12 for better gaming graphics and performance.”

“Windows is a vital element of the PC gaming experience for so many of us, and I’m excited to see what Microsoft has in store,” said Tim Clark, Global Editor-in-Chief, PC Gamer. “The PC Gaming Show is a celebration of every aspect of the platform, so I’m delighted Xbox has decided to play such a key part in it.”

The PC Gaming Show is taking place in Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at the Belasco Theater, and will be live streamed for those of you not able to physically attend. For additional info on the event, be sure to visit the official website.

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Last Updated: Mar 14, 2016

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Reuben "Sardu" Waters has been writing professionally about the MMOG industry for eight years, and is the current Editor-in-Chief and Director of Development for Ten Ton Hammer.