Windows 8 may have just made its RTM deadline, but a number of high profile PC game creators have already voiced their displeasure over Microsoft's latest OS. Valve founder Gabe Newell was quoted last week as saying he felt that Windows 8 is "a catastrophe for everyone in the PC space." Blizzard executive Rob Pardo then followed up on Newell's statements on his Twitter page by saying that in his opinion, Windows 8 would be "not awesome for Blizzard either."
The latest PC game creator to join the Windows 8 bash train is Markus "Notch" Persson, the creator of the massively selling indie sandbox game Minecraft. In a Reddit AMA chat to help launch the latest 1.3 version of Minecraft, Notch gave his own comments on Windows 8 and actually had some real reasons for his concerns.
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.
Notch has sold the PC version of Minecraft solely on his website since the game launched in its alpha version in 2009. It has now sold over 6.8 million copies and keeps selling between 10,000 to 13,000 copies per day.