Now, admittedly they have a vested interest in their own title distribution platforms, away from Microsoft’s closed and profit-sharing Windows marketplace. Also interesting to note that shortly after, Valve distributed this article (http://goo.gl/hXcjz), outlining OpenGL’s (a cross-platform graphics library) superiority over DirectX, even under Windows.
“I think that Windows 8 is kind of a catastrophe for everybody in the PC space. I think that we’re going to lose some of the top-tier PC [original equipment manufacturers]. They’ll exit the market. I think margins are going to be destroyed for a bunch of people. If that’s true, it’s going to be a good idea to have alternatives to hedge against that eventuality.”