Gradually, in the next 5 years, Microsoft will make required patches for Windows 10 with the ability to disrupt Steam, one of the application stores for smartphone new. They will never completely break Steam but make users feel upset because of the errors from Steam and make Window Store become the brightest alternative, the experts from technology news magazine and IT news websites affirmed.
Microsoft used to do the similar thing to its other competitors in other fields. Steam is currently it prey. The ambition of Microsoft is larger and larger. It is not sure about the success of the plan but it will put as much efforts as possible.
Tim Sweeney, the co-founder of Epic Games and Unreal Engine, showed his clear opinion on the development of Microsoft Window 10. Since the launch of Window 8 with the Metro interface, they has intended to apply Universal Windows Platform (UWP).
This is an architecture which helps developers write software running on both Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile without code. This year, Tim Sweeney has criticized this move of Microsoft a lot is as an open monopolized platform.
In a recent interview with Edge magazine, he named the problem of the Windows 10 updates. Those problems will affect the third-party software in the future, especially applications with store format such as Steam.
Windows has provided to developers two programming libraries and all applications can choose one of them only. All applications on Steam and PC games in the past few decades are using Win 32. These libraries have significantly contributed to the diverse software market todays. However, they are also the platform for malware. Every programs can be viruses. UWP is considered as an antidote to this problem. It allows the developers to be free but still within the framework of Microsoft.
Microsoft will squeeze Steam
However, what we may have trade off will be much larger. Because when Microsoft convinces every one to use UWP, it will dismiss Win 32. If Microsoft is successful, there will have a possibility to force applications and games to launch via Windows Store. Until then, Windows will be a closed operating system. Obviously, they will not supplant the games library of Steam empty train, empty trough but get them slowly die. They make the older applications inconvenient when using and makes themselves become the only source for new applications at the same time.
Theoretically, those concerns are completely accurate. The question is how Microsoft brings down a monster like Steam. Sweeney believes Microsoft is ready for a few plans.
Gradually, in the next 5 years, they will make required patches for Windows 10 with the ability to disrupt Steam. They will never completely break Steam but make users feel upset because of the errors from Steam. Then they will make Window Store become the brightest alternative. Microsoft used to do the similar thing to its other competitors in other fields. Steam is currently it prey. The ambition of Microsoft is larger and larger. It is not sure about the success of the plan but it will put as much efforts as possible.
Sweeney has also said PC still played the pioneering role in the development of graphics because it is an open platform. With the intention to turn Windows into a closed platform of Microsoft, many new technologies like VR is likely to nip in the bud.
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