- Microsoft just keeps making great announcements that captivate fans' attention, each day.
- The company now says that Steam will be available in the Microsoft Store, on Windows 11.
- Microsoft said it also wants to reduce its general revenue share even more, to 12%, for PC games.
- We could be entering a new, exciting era, where gaming development will grow as never before.
In the middle of yesterday’s Windows 11 event, Microsoft talked about the democracy and sovereignty that will be implemented for creators, underlining the clear intent to allow anyone to curate app stores on Windows.
A lot of new and exciting changes are about to happen within your favorite new operating system, so make sure you stay informed by following our Windows 11 article thread.
Microsoft wants Steam in the Windows 11 Store
To add to the mountain of news that users were bombarded with during these last few, during an interview with The Verge, Microsoft’s Panos Panay made another long-awaited announcement.
Windows already in many ways hosts those stores, and if we can host it through the Microsoft Store then of course. For sure, it means as others want to come to the Store, they’re very welcome. As a matter of fact, encouraged, and that’s kind of why we’re building out some of these policies.
As most of you already know, Steam is the go-to store of choice for PC gaming right now, based on its superior content delivery scheme, paired with its long and trusted history with the industry.
Apart from this, Steam has also been an important driver of independent game development, offering innovations and millions of opportunities to a previously bleak environment.
Microsoft, as well as other companies, have emulated some of Steam’s open policies towards game development over the years, but we can all agree that Microsoft has begun to leap a bit further.
Microsoft says that it will reduce its general revenue share for PC games
Microsoft also stated that it’s planning to reduce its general revenue share to 12% for PC games, in the near future, bringing them on the same level as the Epic Game Store.
This initiative will surely make it a better deal for most developers to build games for the Microsoft Store, even though it has nowhere near the same user traffic as Steam.
Its nice to see that some of the greatest innovations of our generation are slowly rubbing off on other industry titans, which will lead to a much more open and accessible environment.
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