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Epic co-founder: Microsoft plans to monopolise PC gaming via Windows 10

Epic Games’ co-founder Tim Sweeney took to The Guardian to warn that Microsoft is attempting to monopolise PC gaming  via the Windows 10 Windows Store.

Sweeney says the Universal Windows Platform (UWP), a new tool that allows developers to create a single program that will run on PCs, tablets and presumably even the Xbox One, is essentially a “closed platform within-a-platform”.

“Very recently, in this last week, they launched a bunch of games on Windows Store and had a major marketing event around it, promoting the store and the integration of the Xbox Live service with Windows available through [the Universal Windows Platform] and putatively only through UWP,” Sweeney said. “This indicates they’re starting to now give UWP programs advantages over regular Windows programs and drive people more and more into this ecosystem.”

You can read the full piece here.



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