September 27th, 2012 | By Charles Ferrendelli
Nothing like some good ol’ drama to get the internets a goin’ this late at night! Recently Markus “Notch” Persson, mastermind behind the hit indie game Minecraft, took to Twitter to voice his concerns with Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system. Notch stated the he “Got an email from Microsoft wanting to help “certify” Minecraft for Windows 8. I told them to stop trying to ruin the PC as an open platform.” Ouch.
That makes it 2 for game developers, 0 for Microsoft. If you remember, one of the first critics of Windows 8 was Valve’s founder Gabe Newell when he stated that Windows 8 “Is Kind of a catastrophe”, earlier this year. Valve is now going as far as citing one of the big reasons why they’re supporting Linux is because they’re preparing for the possible downfall once Windows 8 lands.
Notch went on to state that “I’d rather have Minecraft not run on Windows 8 at all than to play along. Maybe we can convince a few people not to switch to Windows 8 that way..” Big words coming from the mind behind the most successful indie game to date.
What do you guys think? Is too early in the game to say whether or not Windows 8 will hurt the PC gaming industry? Personally, I feel these developers have a lot more insider knowledge than we do, and I’m gonna take their word for it. After all, I’ve never been F’d in the A when it comes to Minecraft or Steam…
I’m looking at you Windows Update….