In January, CyberLink was one of the first companies that announced plans to offer apps made especially for Windows 8
. Since that announcement, Microsoft revealed that Windows 8 would not be able to play DVD dics in its basic version. That gave Cyberlink an opening to announce that it would have its DVD Windows 8 apps installed in a number of PCs
We got a chance to ask Richard Carriere, the senior VP of Worldwide Marketing for CyberLink, about the company's plans to support Windows 8 with a number of media-centric applications.
First, what was Cyberlink's reaction to Microsoft's Windows 8 and the "Modern" UI, along with the Windows Store?
Back at the end of 2011 summer, when Microsoft shared details of its Windows 8 strategy at its Build Conference in San Diego, CyberLink was one of the best represented software makers in the industry. Several of our most senior engineers, and our Chairman and CTO, attended the conference and immediately defined a complete Windows 8 strategy to fully align CyberLink’s product roadmap with the upcoming operating system. We saw the benefits of complementing the traditional UI with a complete new one that is highly streamlined and conducive to delivering an intuitive experience across devices, something that makes complete sense for multimedia software such as CyberLink products.