Minecraft creator "Notch" has refused to submit a cerfication request for the game claiming that Windows 8 ruins the "open platform" capability of the Windows OS. This is what he has to say on twitter Notch is the one known to voice his opinions and he claims the Windows 8 OS does not support the desktop users as they previously have been known to be doing so. For this reason, many people have criticized the decision while Notch remains adamant with his decision for the time being A unofficial reply has been posted for this stance by Neowin's John Callaham The verification provides a statement that the application is ready to run reliably for the Windows 8 OS but it does not mean the application is to be published to the App Store. Previously Valve and Blizzard have also voiced their claims that the OS would only spoil the "ecosystem" and that the OS is not "awesome". Only time will tell whether Notch will go back on his views and decision. Source 1 Source 2 According to me, it doesn't really matter in terms of application compatibility as Rafael Rivera said "I took Minecraft, made some tweaks, and PASSED app certification. Took me about 4 hours to do." Do you think this was a good decision or not?