developer Markus "Notch" Persson has said that it is "a bit dangerous" to allow digital distribution service Steam to own the PC game download space without competition.
Speaking to GameSpy, Persson stressed that
, while he is a fan of Valve's service, he finds "the idea of one platform a bit scary." He noted that having competitors such as Origin, Desura and Impulse can only be a good thing.
"Origin does a couple things badly compared to Steam, which is impressive since they had eight years to study Steam," he quipped. "They should definitely have a chance to do their thing, but they might want to move away from titles that make people use it and show people why they should use it."