Blizzard Entertainment’s executive VP Rob Pardo has personally concurred with Gabe Newell’s claim that Windows 8 “is a catastrophe for everyone in the PC space“.

Rob Pardo took to twitter and quoted Newell’s comments that Windows 8 is “not awesome for Blizzard either”.

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Pardo’s claims were centred on criticisms that that Microsoft will want to have more control over various applications and purchases made through its next operating system. Windows 8 will only allow Metro-enabled apps and programs to be downloaded via the Windows Store from which Microsoft takes a 30% cut, thus squeezing the margins of software developers.

Newell said Windows 8, which launches in October, could affect a number of top-end PC manufacturers. “They’ll exit the market. I think margins are going to be destroyed for a bunch of people,” he said.

 

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