Microsoft at first limited developers to its Universal Windows apps, then allowed some desktop apps to update them using its Store. Now, with the new App Store, anyone can be a part of the App Store. The new Microsoft Store is primarily a frontend for the Windows package manager that was launched last year.
Windows Package Manager has been growing steadily over the past year, and now includes apps like Discord, Google Chrome, Firefox. Mozilla has previously indicated that Firefox will soon be available on the Windows Store. This makes it seem like there are more apps yet to come to the new App Store.
Windows Chief Panos Panay said in a report that the company is also ready to have Steam or Epic Games Store in the Microsoft Store.
The Microsoft Store allows developers to keep 100% of the revenue from apps if they use an alternative payment platform. However this does not apply to sports. Microsoft earlier this year reduced its deduction for games from 30 percent to 12 percent with effect from August 1.
Talking about the shortcomings of Microsoft Store, some shortcomings are still visible in the store. For example, many junk apps, many fake apps, guides and other rubbish are still showing up in search results.