Mojang shares Blizzard and Valve's concerns about Windows 8

Posted on August 3, 2012 - 10:00am by Tjoeb123

Hot on the heels of my Windows 8 opinion post comes news that yet another developer has spoken against support of Windows 8 for game developers.

The man behind the PC (and Xbox 360) hit Minecraft and head of Mojang, Notch, recently held an AMA (Ask Me Anything) thread on Reddit a few days ago.  One user asked about what he sees for the future of the (indie) gaming industry over the next 10 years.  His response?

"I hope we can keep a lot of open and free platforms around. If Microsoft decides to lock down Windows 8, it would be very very bad for Indie games and competition in general. If we can keep open platforms around, there's going to be a lot of very interesting games in ten years, mixed in with the huge AAA games that we all love."

So now we have THREE big developers (even though one of them is indie) who say Windows 8 "is a catstrophe":  Valve, Blizzard, and now, Mojang!!  I hope you're listening, Microsoft.

Personally, I see no reason why they should be doing this.  You find out why in my Windows 8 article in the above link.

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