Mojang Co-Founder To Microsoft: “Stop Trying To Ruin PC As An Open Platform”


Mojang co-founder Markus Persson has leveled a scathing rebuke to Microsoft over its next operating system Windows 8.

This follows attacks on the upcoming OS from Valve’s Gabe Newell who called it a “catastrophe”, and Blizzard’s Executive Vice President of Game Design Rob Pardo, who echoed Newell’s words.

Persson told his followers that he “Got an email from Microsoft wanting to help ‘certify’ Minecraft for Windows 8. I told them to stop trying to ruin the PC as an open platform”.

That message has been tweeted over 1300 times.

Persson added that he would “rather have Minecraft not run on Windows 8 at all than to play along. Maybe we can convince a few people not to switch to Windows 8 that way”.

Microsoft has declined to comment on matters regarding Windows 8.

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4 Comments on "Mojang Co-Founder To Microsoft: “Stop Trying To Ruin PC As An Open Platform”"

  1. benzo September 27, 2012 at 9:16 am -

    Then MS pulled the truck of $$$ up to his house and he helped certify for Windows 8. At the end of the day money talks….

  2. Ernice Gilbert September 27, 2012 at 9:23 am -

    Indeed, bro. Indeed.

  3. linglingjr September 27, 2012 at 10:00 am -

    Wow this presson guy sounds like a moron. YOU DONT WANT TO BE THAT GUY

  4. narwall14 September 27, 2012 at 1:32 pm -

    well i don’t want to see the pc turn into a console,thats why i didn’t get windows 8

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