Notch won’t let ‘Minecraft’ onto Windows 8

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Notch, otherwise known as Markuss Persson, the mastermind behind the stupidly popular Minecraft, has made it clear that he will not allow his baby to be on the next iteration of Microsoft’s OS, Windows 8.

As is his usual platform, Notch announced his thoughts on Twitter:

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.

Notch went on in another tweet:

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…

It will be interesting if other headstrong independent developers also refuse to embrace Windows 8, and if it will have any sort of divisive effects on the platform. Eventually, we’re going to get to the point where Windows 8 will be the minimum OS that a game will run on, so what then? Discuss your thoughts in the forums.

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