Microsoft may soon launch a new version of the app store for Windows 10 and earlier, more complete and open to all types of programs and games, as reported by Windows Central on Tuesday (20).
According to the publication, the updated version of the Microsoft Store, as the store is officially called by the Redmond giant, should bring a more modern and fluid interface, along with “major” developer policy changes, allowing for almost any type of application to be shipped.
These alleged changes to the Windows Store rules would open the doors of the virtual store to a host of programs not available there today. For example, the Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers, which are Edge’s competitors, could be found in the service, as well as the Adobe Cloud Creative software package and Zoom.
Also according to the vehicle, the new Windows 10 app store will also make available various official business programs such as Office, Teams, Edge and even Visual Studio. Another novelty is the monthly updates of the platform, including new functions and security improvements.
Trading platforms of third parties
In addition to allowing developers to ship unpackaged Win32 applications and making it possible to host programs and updates on their own content distribution network (CDN), there is another significant change in the Microsoft Store is rumored to have the ability to use third-party trading platforms on apps.
With that, developers can use their own revenue streams, which means that apps that were rejected in the past for using an independent purchasing system are now accepted on the platform.
The debut of the new Windows Store could coincide with the launch of the Windows 10 Sun Valley update, which is expected to be available in the second half of this year.