Windows 10 is not an attempt to close off the world of PC gaming to third parties, Microsoft has said.
This morning Epic founder Tim Sweeney launched a scathing attack on Microsoft's Windows 10, claiming that its Universal Windows Platform was the first apparent step towards locking down the consumer PC ecosystem and monopolising app distribution and commerce” and the most aggressive move Microsoft has ever made”.
The platform holder has refuted these claims, however.
The Universal Windows Platform is a fully open ecosystem, available to every developer, that can be supported by any store,” corporate vice president of Windows Kevin Gallo told The Guardian.
We continue to make improvements for developers; for example, in the Windows 10 November Update, we enabled people to easily side-load apps by default, with no UX required.