Notch says "no minecraft on the windows store", will still be compatible with Windows 8



You may or may not have seen Windows 8, Microsoft's new operating system for tablets and desktop computers with the new Metro user interface, with a Windows 7-like classic desktop for running older applications. Windows 8 comes with the Windows Store, a place to get applications and games that are designed for Window's new look (desktop games like Half Life or Team Fortress are not here, they are desktop applications). Today Notch, the creator of Minecraft, told the public clearly that he will not make Minecraft available for the Windows Store. He is allying with other game developers in stating that Microsoft is practically forcing all future Windows games and apps be available through the Windows Store. This is similar to Apple's approach of using a 'Walled Garden' technique with the iPhone, so only Apple-approved apps may be available for the iPhone and iPad.

Notch also reminded people that PCs upgraded to Windows 8 will still be compatible with Minecraft using the Classic Desktop, he simply said he would not make it available in the Windows Store (in turn, means no MC on the Microsoft Surface tablet). He went on to say, "[The Xbox] and iOS are proprietary platforms. PC is an open platform that I don't want anyone to be able to close down." Since the Windows Store is also where Windows tablets get their games, Notch said it would make sense to port Minecraft Pocket Edition to the Windows Store. I personally agree with Notch on this front, what about you?

Source: Twitter

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bryanshaw007
November 7, 2012 at 7:54 PM delete

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FruitcakeCat63
November 7, 2012 at 8:15 PM delete

I know! * ,.., *

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Honeydewmelon56
November 8, 2012 at 6:48 AM delete

Who doesnt? :D

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November 8, 2012 at 11:24 AM delete

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bib
November 9, 2012 at 7:55 AM delete

minecraft does not work on macs. It is stupidddddd

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November 9, 2012 at 11:44 AM delete

Not sure if trolling. I write for this site and play Minecraft at 60 FPS on a MacBook.

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FruitcakeCat63
November 9, 2012 at 6:35 PM delete

I'm on a macbook air. it works for me.

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FruitcakeCat63
November 9, 2012 at 6:35 PM delete

and we are now off topic... again...

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November 10, 2012 at 4:49 AM delete

I own this site, I'm allowed to get off topic :D

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FruitcakeCat63
November 10, 2012 at 2:59 PM delete

*facepalms* the point is that we ALL are off- topic now. this is turning into the duck thing again. on adventure corner far cry 3... ducks... :D *,..,*

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FruitcakeCat63
November 10, 2012 at 8:25 PM delete

HAH! THE DUCKS ARE KNOWN!!!!
click on the image to see it better...

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Herobrine
November 11, 2012 at 12:00 PM delete

I'm sorry ducks!!! I didn't mean it!!!!

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FruitcakeCat63
November 11, 2012 at 4:01 PM delete

Ducks: Fine. We had a great attack plan! now we can't use it.
Me: DUCKS!
Ducks: *Walks away dramatically*

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FruitcakeCat63
November 11, 2012 at 4:03 PM delete

you should.

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November 12, 2012 at 11:35 AM delete

After reading every comment about ducks in the site's comment system, I still have no idea what you are talking about. #OutOfTheLoop

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Herobrine
November 13, 2012 at 7:26 AM delete

Revenge of the ducks

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FruitcakeCat63
November 13, 2012 at 3:11 PM delete

yeah, pretty much.

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FruitcakeCat63
November 13, 2012 at 3:13 PM delete

to put it simply: Herobrine insulted ducks.
ducks get mad. ducks want revenge. ducks will get revenge.
Moral of the story: don't mock the ducks. they don't like it. *,..,*

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[…] years ago, then-Mojang CEO Markus Persson (aka Notch) denounced Microsoft for announcing the Windows Store, an easy way to find Windows applications included with Windows 8. He thought that the Windows […]

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