This is quite a huge change for Windows users but it seems that Microsoft isn’t stopping there, or at least they aren’t interested in just stopping there. It seems that Microsoft is also interested in potentially bringing other stores to the Windows app store, like Valve’s Steam or the Epic Games Store.
Speaking to The Verge, Windows and device chief Panos Panay was quoted as saying, “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.”
This wouldn’t be such a bad idea since it effectively creates a unified storefront making it easier for users to discover apps and games, but at the same time, we’re sure that other companies might not be quite as keen to share their revenue with Microsoft.