But there’s just one problem. Microsoft has decided not to make the new Windows 8 ecosystem follow the same rules as traditional Windows. Unlike the transition from MS-DOS to Windows 3.0, Microsoft isn’t planning to expand the Windows ecosystem. They are planning to bifurcate it.
According to Microsoft’s certification rules any game containing “mature” content won’t be certified for the store. That means PC Gamer’s 2011 game of the year would never exist in Microsoft’s new store.