Microsoft, Please Don't Give Up on the FutureEric Limer5/14/14 3:36pmFiled to: Microsoftxboxwindowswindows 8surfacexbox one23619EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkIt wasn't long ago that Microsoft started a bold charge into future. A new touch-friendly operating system, a transforming, first party tablet-computer, a game console designed not just to play games but to take over your TV. But now, Microsoft is in full retreat, and we're at risk of losing all the great stuff that it risked so much to accomplish. Two steps forward, one step backBetween Windows 8 and the Xbox One, Microsoft has done a lot of backtracking recently, but that in and of itself is not the problem. Despite the potential awesomeness left behind—like a wonderful (if always-on) cloud-based future for the Xbox One—these pivots were necessary changes. It's not worth being The Future if you alienate everyone in the mad dash getting there.