Microsoft Is Reportedly Working on Windows Store Open to All Games

The company could potentially provide access to third-party purchase systems.

Microsoft is reportedly considering relaunching its app store for Windows that will be open to all types of apps and games. This could potentially mean that they will allow third-party commerce platforms in apps.

The current version of the store requires developers to package their win32 apps as an MSIX and use Microsoft’s own update mechanisms and commerce platforms. The overhauled version is said to allow developers to submit standard EXE or MSI packages to the store. Developers will be able to manage updates through custom content delivery networks (CDN).

This means that Adobe’s Creative Cloud and rival browsers including Chrome and Firefox could join the platform. What is more, they could open the store to developers who want to use their own in-app purchase systems. What do you think about the news? Will Microsoft open access to third-party purchase systems? 

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