Recently Blizzard told fans that they'd be supporting Windows 8, but before that Valve's Gabe Newell labelled it a "catastrophe". It doesn't take much to see with whom Notch agrees.
The 'indie graduate' says he'd rather Minecraft "not run on Windows 8 at all than to play along." He hopes that would "convince a few people not to switch to Windows 8 that way".
"Got an email from microsoft, wanting to help "certify" minecraft for win 8. I told them to stop trying to ruin the pc as an open platform," tweeted Notch.
The criticisms from the likes of Newell and Notch stem from Microsoft adopting a less 'open' strategy with their latest operating system, which is something they attribute as being crucial to the development of PC software and games in the past. Newell is concerned that content updates would be subject to 'filtering' by Microsoft, hurting Steam.