Epic Games' Tim Sweeney Is Warning Of Microsoft's Closed Gaming Ecosystem

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Epic Games' Tim Sweeny has written a lengthy op-ed coming out against Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform (UWP) effort that would close up the Windows gaming ecosystem as "a closed platform-within-a-platform into Windows 10." 

UWP has been around since Windows 8 as the Windows Runtime and it's explained in more detail via Microsoft's MSDN for those interested. This has been generating news this week for potentially unifying Xbox One and PC game development along with other form factors while also imposing other limitations for developers. The direction being headed in by Microsoft is what Gabe Newell of Valve has been scared of for years and was among the reasons Valve started becoming more interested in Linux and developing what would become SteamOS due to the foundation laid by Windows 8 and the Windows Store... [leia mais]