Microsoft's storefront will soon support mods

Microsoft's storefront will soon support mods

Software and tech giant Microsoft says it wants to make PC a priority in its games business and it's looking like the Xbox firm will soon be supporting one of the most-loved features about this platform.

According to a post on Reddit from user Pycorax - as reported by PCGamesN - the Big M will be rolling out mod support for games on the Microsoft Store, having added in a new folder called 'ModdableWindowsApps' to its Program Files.

Further investigation on Microsoft Dev Center resource confirms that this is for modding on PC, with the Xbox giant saying that this is "currently intended to be used only by certain types desktop of PC games that are published by Microsoft and our partners".

Though Microsoft has - once again - talked a big game when it comes to supporting PC, mod support was a notable omission when the tech giant announced the United Windows Platform at GDC 2016 and when the firm rolled out its Xbox Game Pass subscription service at E3 2019 following games boss Phil Spencer announcing the platform weeks earlier

That latter was met with a fairly strong reaction, with the all-you-can-eat package said to have over 100 titles on the platform by August 2019. Xbox Game Pass is currently out in beta for Windows users.

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Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.


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