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Valve Software's boss has declared that usage of operating system Windows 8 by PC game makers would surely be disaster.
Addressing Casual Connect game conference at Seattle, Gabe Newell emphasized that this new version of the widows operating system would demand of major changes to be brought about in PC market.
However, many of the listeners present at the conference believed that Mr. Newell was targeting the newly introduced user interface in the operating system and also its in-built Windows Store.
It is being proposed that the launch of this in-built Windows Store would actually hinder the success of Valve's own online market, Steam, which has been long since the online store for purchasing games.
Mr. Newell, who worked for Microsoft for 13 years on Windows, said, “My Company had embraced the open-source software Linux as a "hedging strategy" designed to offset some of the damage Windows 8 was likely to do”.
Mr. Newell further emphasized that they wanted to simply the things so that the 2,500 PC games can be run on Steam and even on Linux.
He added that the launch of this new Windows 8 will force few of PC makers to leave the business as it will directly have an adverse effect on their sales margins.