Markus “Notch” Persson, the creator of indie hit Minecraft and the boss of developer Mojang has once again expressed his anger at Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 8 operating system, going so far as to say that he’s boycotting the OS by not porting Minecraft onto it.
Windows 8 is getting ready to be released at the end of October and already many members of the gaming industry have expressed their opinions about the operating system, with some, like Persson or Valve’s Gabe Newell
, saying that it was a catastrophe for the PC platform.
Their reasoning is largely based on the new App Store that it introduces to its users, as it undermines the freedom of the PC.
Now, Persson has revealed that he’d 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."
According to his Twitter account, he was approached by Microsoft to certify Minecraft for Windows 8. Instead, he “told them to stop trying to ruin the PC as an open platform."
Minecraft has sold millions of copies
, both on the PC as well as on other platforms, including the Xbox 360, where it was published by Microsoft itself, so it’s going to be interesting to see if the game will eventually fully support Windows 8.