Windows 8 is nearly here, but there is one notable game that will not be joining the party. Mojang boss Markus "Notch" Persson announced on Twitter that Minecraft is not going to be submitted for Windows 8 certification. Microsoft approached Notch about the game, but he had to decline, as seen below:
"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 has always been a man to speak his opinion, so it is not surprising for him to refuse Windows 8 certification for Minecraft. The same goes for his thoughts on what Microsoft is trying to do to PCs, especially since the new OS doesn't seem very friendly towards tradtional, desktop computers. Notch further elaborated on his thoughts in the following 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.."
His desire to refuse W8 certification for Minecraft is a valid one, and maybe it will have an effect on Microsoft in the long run. Some are unhappy about Notch's stance, but Minecraft is his game to do with it what he will. It's probably safe to say that any future game from his Mojang studio won't appear on W8 as well, although that remains to be seen.