Minecraft dev refuses to certify game for Windows 8
“I’d rather have Minecraft not run on Win 8 at all than to play along,” says Notch
Just in case anybody had forgotten how much he hates Windows 8, Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson has refused to certify the game for Microsoft’s new OS, and then rushed to Twitter to tell everybody about it.
“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,” he announced, later adding that, “I’d 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.”
Notch isn’t the only developer who’s not planning to upgrade to Windows 8. John Carmack has said that he’d be “completely happy if Windows 8 didn’t exist” and Gabe Newell has called the OS a “catastrophe“, amid concerns that the system is closed with Microsoft having complete control of everything. But how else does anybody expect SkyNet to happen?
Windows 8 launches next month, 26 October, and six months later, nobody will even remember all the controversy about it. Because we’ll all be dead or enslaved in Terminator gulags.