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Friday March 04, 2016

Tim Sweeney: Microsoft Wants To Monopolize Game Development On PC

It looks as though Tim Sweeney isn't too happy with Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform. Aside from the Unreal Engine, when was the last time Epic put out anything for the PC?

With its new Universal Windows Platform (UWP) initiative, Microsoft has built a closed platform-within-a-platform into Windows 10, as the first apparent step towards locking down the consumer PC ecosystem and monopolizing app distribution and commerce. This isn’t like that. Here, Microsoft is moving against the entire PC industry آ– including consumers (and gamers in particular), software developers such as Epic Games, publishers like EA and Activision, and distributors like Valve and Good Old Games.