Epic CEO: “Universal Windows Platform can, should, must and will, die”

In a scathing editorial in the Guardian, Epic Games co-founder Tim Sweeney has spoken out about Microsoft’s Universal Windows Platform (UWP) initiative, calling it a “fiasco” and “the most aggressive move Microsoft has ever made.”

“With its new Universal Windows Platform (UWP) initiative, Microsoft has built a closed platform-within-a-platform into Windows 10, as the first apparent step towards locking down the consumer PC ecosystem,” says Sweeney. “Microsoft has launched new PC Windows features exclusively in UWP, and is effectively telling developers you can use these Windows features only if you submit to the control of our locked-down UWP ecosystem.”

“PC UWP can, should, must and will, die as a result of industry backlash.”

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