Jason Holtman - former director of business development before the Great Valve Culling of 2013 when he was offed or left of his own accord has popped up at Microsoft. This is a big deal.
Holtman is widely credited with being the guy who took Valve's Steam digital games for PC service from a good idea to a great money maker and serious competition for Microsoft. The man himself has this to say about this new job:
"Yes, I have joined Microsoft where I will be focusing on making Windows a great platform for gaming and interactive entertainment," he told GamesIndustry
"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."
This move signals a seachange in Microsoft's desire to make more of PC gaming and is happening in the lead up to the launch of its Xbox One entertainment centre. Keep your eyes on Holtman.