Post by Eorl @ 11:12am 29/09/12 | 6 Comments
The creator of the very big indie game Minecraft has told Twitter followers that "I'd rather have minecraft not run on win 8 at all..." in a recent spat between Microsoft and himself in regards to certifing Minecraft for Windows 8.
The comments come after Markus "Notch" Perrson placed a message on Twitter saying that Microsoft had asked him to help certify Minecraft for Microsoft's latest OS, Windows 8. The certification process would allow Minecraft to be sold through the store that is bundled with the new tablet-like OS, allowing for ease of install.
Got an email from microsoft, wanting to help "certify" minecraft for win 8. I told them to stop trying to ruin the pc as an open platform.The quite outspoken developer has been known to voice his opinions, along with a few others on the topic of Windows 8. Recently Gabe Newell, co-creator of Valve and Steam has stated that Windows 8 is a "catastrophe for everyone in the PC space".
There have been many opinons about the walled off area that is Windows 8 and its App Store system, however the choice is still there as a PC user, with the new OS still giving users the chance to do what they want on the desktop, even playing Minecraft.
What are your thoughts on Windows 8 so far? Could it have a severe affect on game development? Let us know in the comments below.
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