After the recent revelation that Valve’s Gabe Newell thinks Windows 8 is a catastrophe, another prominent game developer has spoken out about the upcoming operating system. In his extremely long keynote at this year’s QuakeCon, John Carmack co-founder of id Software, mentioned the operating system saying that there was nothing exciting about Windows 8. He also mentioned that the company worked on XP for as long as they possibly could:
At id we used Windows XP almost to the bitter end. We had almost nobody using Vista. Then we got to Windows 7 and everybody switch to Windows 7… I’d be completely happy if Windows 8 didn’t exist.
He added, that when Windows 7 came out, it was a bit more attractive because it did some things better and faster, so there is no reason for him to consider switching to Windows 8, and even mentioned that no one at id Software is currently working on Windows 8 development.
Markus “Notch” Persson, the developer of Minecraft, has also expressed concerns about the operating system, as he has fears that Microsoft will decide to “lock down Windows 8″, which would be bad for competition.