Rob Pardo, the executive vice president of game design at Blizzard seems to be agreeing with the claims of Valve co-founder and Managing Director Gabe Newell.
He left the following quote on Twitter:
nice interview with Gabe Newell – “I think Windows 8 is a catastrophe for everyone in the PC space* – not awesome for Blizzard either
— Rob Pardo (@Rob_Pardo) July 25, 2012
He quoted Newell’s comments on his personal twitter account before adding that Windows 8 is “not awesome for Blizzard either”
This is an interesting new twist that I hadn’t thought about.
Some in the gaming industry are afraid that Windows 8 with it’s Windows Store will becoming a closed ecosystem. They fear that Microsoft will eventually force all independent software developers to sell through the Windows Store – new profits (in the form of commissions) for Microsoft and less profits for these software houses.
It’ll be interesting to see if these murmurs calm down or grow louder as Windows 8 draws nearer…