Notch: Windows 8 May Be “Very, Very Bad for Indie Games”

Markus “Notch” Persson, the creator of Minecraft, has joined the choir of voices singing their concerns about Windows 8, stating that indie developers will have a bright future as long as platforms remain open — which Win 8 may not.

During an “Ask me anything” on Reddit, Notch said:

“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.”

Valve’s Gabe Newell previously called Windows 8 “a catastrophe for everybody in the PC space,”
and Blizzard’s Rob Pardo claimed that the new OS “is not awesome for Blizzard either.”

via GI International

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