Minecraft denies Microsoft certification for Windows 8 inclusion
It has been reported that Minecraft game maker Markus ‘Notch’ Persson has dissented to send his game through Microsoft certification for inclusion in the Windows 8 app store. Markus has expressed his disappointment through twitter, telling Microsoft that he'd "rather have minecraft not run on win 8 at all than to play along." He also told Microsoft that they should "stop trying to ruin the pc as an open platform."
What would the refusal mean?
As an eligibility criterion, every app has to go through Microsoft certification to gain an entry into the Windows 8 Modern UI software catalog. A failure to gain certification will debar the game from the software catalog. Though users can still manage to play the game but it would add more clutter or software issues while playing game.
Reasons behind the refusal by Minecraft
The main concerns of Markus are that Microsoft is making the Windows 8 environment as more constrained, making it less open, and less friendly to developers.
Microsoft intentions behind the certification process
Microsoft wants all titles and apps to properly function in the Windows 8 environment and provides security and value to users. The certification will also regulate content and ensure that all software listed in the Windows 8 catalog adheres to Microsoft’s requirements by not providing offensive content.
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