Build 2016: Microsoft unveils Desktop App Converter to turn desktop games to Universal apps

Less than a 1 minute read

Home » News » Build 2016: Microsoft unveils Desktop App Converter to turn desktop games to Universal apps

We’re only an hour into Microsoft’s BUILD 2016 conference, and we already have seen some revolutionary announcements. The latest innovation in line is Microsoft’s new Desktop App Converter, which will allow developers to convert their win32 apps into UWP games for Windows 10.

To demonstrate how Desktop App Converter works, Microsoft’s Phil Spencer showed us a converted version of Age of Empires II, which the company ‘took’ from Steam and turned into a UWP app. As shown on the stage, the game is identical and as functional as the desktop version, so this could indeed represent a revolution in porting gaming experiences to Windows 10.

Besides Age of Empires II, which is older and less-demanding game, Spencer showed us how Microsoft converted something much more impressive: the Witcher III. So, if this project lives up to the hype, it will allow developers to easily bring basically any game to a UWP platform.

Discussions

Next up

Software that crashes Google Chrome [COMPLETE LIST]

Tashreef Shareef avatar. By: Tashreef Shareef
3 minute read

Google in 2010 had published a list of software applications that are known to crash the Google Chrome web browser. Since then it has been […]

Continue Reading

WindowsApps folder is full of unnecessary apps [REMOVE THEM NOW]

Vlad Turiceanu By: Vlad Turiceanu
2 minute read

Windows 10 is a very complex operating system with hundreds of apps and processes runing in the background. Some of them came pre-installed, others have […]

Continue Reading

KB4507453 frequent issues and how to quickly fix them

Vlad Turiceanu By: Vlad Turiceanu
5 minute read

Microsoft is continuously working on improving the experience and usability of Windows 10, especially now when Windows 10 v1903 caused so many bugs. It seems […]

Continue Reading