Unreal creator believes that Microsoft wants to destroy Steam

Source: static.life.ru

In an interview with Edge Tim Sweeney, Epic Games is one of the founders, said that Microsoft is going to turn a PC into a closed platform and displace from the market Steam digital content sales.

Their point of view Sweeney explains that Americans are steadily promoted Universal Windows Platform technology. First of all programs designed for Windows using the Win32 API. With the advent of UWP things can change.

“The risk is that if Microsoft can convince everyone to use The UWP, it eventually will cause the phase-out of Win32-applications If they succeed in this, PC will become a closed platform.” - Tim Sweeney, co-founder of Epic Games

The speaker believes that the aggressive promotion of Windows Store - it’s part of an overall plan to oust Steam from a competitive field, and the widespread use of UWP will lead to the fact that the main supplier of new applications will be playground from most Microsoft.

“Slowly, over the next five years, they will be forced to patch Windows 10, trying thus to break the Steam completely they did not destroy, but will worsen as long as people do not start to take Windows Store good alternative zabagovannuyu Steam.” - Tim Sweeney, co-founder of Epic Games

Despite this pessimistic outlook, journalists interlocutor does not believe that Microsoft have enough competence to implement his plan.

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