Wish lists coming to Microsoft Store as part of update

Wish lists coming to Microsoft Store as part of update

A wealth of changes are coming to the Microsoft Store.

Italian site reports that a forthcoming update to the Big M's storefront includes Wish Lists, which allow users to keep a record of games and apps they want to buy in the future.

Additionally, there's a new Navigation Panel on the way, which will allow consumers to directly access any category or subcategory from any page on the Store. Furthermore, users will be able to install apps or games remotely onto other devices. So if you're on your work laptop, you can install software onto your gaming PC at home, for example.

All of this is likely part of Microsoft's attempts to further charm gamers into using its platform. Though the Big M has come a long way in this regard, with a number of its big hitters coming to PC thanks to UWP, it still has a long way to come. The Microsoft Store is quite messy and hard to navigate, but new functionality like this will help it conquer the PC games space.

Speaking at E3, head of games Phil Spencer admitted that Microsoft hadn't quite approached the PC market in the right way and that this would be something the company was focusing on moving forward.

It's not clear when these new features will be making their way to the Microsoft Store.

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