Microsoft is hoping to make it big with Windows 8. As we inch towards the actual release of the much-anticipated OS in the later part of this month, a number of hardware vendors are also gearing up to launch their Windows 8 machines alongside. However, game developers are not happy with Windows 8, and this sentiment has been echoed in the recent statements by the creator of Minecraft.
The main beef that game developers have with Windows 8 is that it is not very supportive of PC games. To accept a game into the fold of Windows 8, Microsoft requires game developers to prove that they have completely finished their code by fulfilling a certification requirement. It further requires that the game doesn’t run into any troubles while being used on a Windows 8 PC.
Moreover, Microsoft has also refused to accept any such games which are PG-rated 18 and above, obviously slashing down the margins for a significant number of game developers. Many game developers took to criticism over the company’s move and now, Minecraft creator Markus Persson has also lambasted the decision.
Writing from his Twitter profile, Markus stated, “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.” Markus also echoed what many other game-development giants have earlier stated, by saying that he would “rather have minecraft not run on win 8 at all than to play along. Maybe we can convince a few people not to switch to win 8 that way.”
Thanks to: PC Mag