- Jun 24, 2011
- United States
Yes, it's speculation and what do you suppose Microsoft wants to do?Bhaalspawn said:This is nothing more than paranoia and speculation.Crono1973 said:Steam can continue to be Steam until Windows 9 where the Metro option is the only option?Bhaalspawn said:The Aero UI and other Windows 7 features are still present in Windows 8. It's more like a Cross Platform system has been added to the Operating System. All the the original functions that Windows XP/7 had. I have the preview on my Desktop, and it's running everything fine. It's Metro is designed to be more closed off, because it's meant to communicate between Microsoft's other devices, like the Windows Phone and the XBox 360 (Cross Platform Gaming, anyone?)
But much like GFWL beforehand, nothing forces you to develop for it. Steam can continue to be Steam the way it's always been, Origin can continue to be Origin, and everyone else can still be everyone else.
Or, in simpler terms:
Gabe Newell: THE WORLD IS ENDING!
Notch: The world might be ending... not sure yet.
Metro is closed off because they want to make a "console shell" for PC's where they can charge license fees. I'll bet that they want to make the entire Windows OS be that console shell in time, could be Windows 9 or it could be Windows 12 but it's coming. Hopefully by the time Microsoft turns Windows into a console, there will be better alternatives.
- Have a 100% licensed based OS
- Not have a 100% licensed based OS
I assure you, they WANT the first option and they are gradually going for it.