The creative independent game Minecraft won’t be certified for Windows 8 any time soon.
Game creator Markus Persson recently posted this message on Twitter: “Got an email from Microsoft wanting to help ‘certify’ Minecraft for Windows 8. I told them to stop trying to ruin the PC as an open platform.”
Persson first addressed concerns over Windows 8 last month, and clearly none of those concerns went away in the last six weeks.
Minecraft has been fascinating the world of PC gamers for a while now, and it has been slowly working its way to expand into new platforms and attract new groups of customers.
Minecraft has grown from a small project with a big dream to a huge community with more than 20 million registered users.
The game is all about construction – building the perfect world with a highly customizable set of tools, and a unique graphical style that makes this title unlike anything before it.
The way the game is presented makes it fun and addicting for players of all ages, but it was very much built as a PC game. There’s a lot of point-and-click functionality that may be difficult to transfer to a console that relies on controller input.
Minecraft has already found a second home on mobile devices as well as the Xbox 360, despite the difficulties with translating the point-and-click controls to different control inputs.
Apparently it won’t find a friendly certified home on Windows 8, however.