The Windows Store has faced a lot of backlash over the years, especially when it comes to downloading games. With download errors and a multitude of issues with installation, especially for 100GB games like Gears of War 4, it has caused many PC gamers to simply ignore Microsoft’s offerings unless they come to Steam. Microsoft does know this, and they do plan to fix it.
During the recent XO18 event, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer told host Julia Hardy, “I think we’ve got a ton of work to do on Windows. Windows is something I’m very committed to, I’ve heard the feedback about our store.” (via The Verge)
“I’m going to take a bigger leadership role on what’s going on with the Windows Store, make it really tailored to the gamers that we know want to see the best from what we have to offer.”
The Windows Store’s negative reception is a keen talking point between PC gamers. Hopefully, Microsoft will go through with their promise to fix the storefront; with new first-party games and the announcement of Xbox Game Pass for PC, the store really does need to be improved.
Source: The Verge