Up For Debate - What Could Convince You to Buy Games From the Windows 10 Store?

Written by Jon Sutton on Sun, Mar 11, 2018 4:09 PM
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With the news this week that State of Decay 2 will be launching on May 22nd on PC and Xbox One, it’s brought into sharp focus a key issue for Microsoft these days - the dreaded Windows 10 Store. While it’s often easy to avoid the Windows Store entirely, Microsoft is finally beginning to ramp up its game production; between State of Decay 2, Sea of Thieves and Crackdown 3, there are now plenty of reasons to be buying PC games from the Windows Store.

The problem is, there’s also a far longer list of reasons why you shouldn’t. First and foremost, it rules out Windows 7 users. There’s also no support for third-party overlays, mods, or exclusive full screen, and that’s not forgetting that actually navigating the store and your Windows game library is an absolute mess.

But, crucially, there is now a growing list of games that can only be played through the Windows Store. Not huge, by any standard, but enough to pique my interest. I think my own personal tipping point is going to be Sea of Thieves. While there’s a lot to dislike about the Windows Store, I’d be cutting my nose off to spite my face if I didn’t give Rare’s swashbuckling MMO-lite a go.

So by the end of this month, I’ll probably be knee-deep in the Windows Store, and the thing that’s convinced me isn’t anything to do with what Microsoft has done to improve the store, but rather a particular piece of software that’s only available through it - Sea of Thieves.

But what would it take to convince you to begin buying games from the Windows Store? Are there any games from Microsoft that could push you over the edge, Age of Empires 4 perhaps? Or what about the actual Windows Store itself needs to be improved before you’ll stray from Steam? Get voting and let us know why below!

Would you buy games from the Windows Store?

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12:00 Mar-18-2018

Tim Sweeney: Microsoft is trying to kill Steam with Windows 10
https://betanews.com/2016/07/27/windows-10-could-kill-steam-win32/

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17:04 Mar-19-2018

Sweeney says that he predicts Microsoft will release patches for Windows 10 over the next few years that will render Steam "progressively worse and more broken".


How legal is this move?

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20:08 Mar-19-2018

I don't know
I'm just reporting what he claim
I'm not judge him because even is true what he say
it's not my problem since I don't have win10

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14:14 Mar-13-2018

If:
-Isn't available on steam
-Isn't available on origin
-Isn't available on uplay
-Is so good that I actually have to get the game (as if the game is equal or better than the witcher 3 for example)

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01:34 Mar-13-2018

If windows store was actually oh i don't know, Steam.... i'd buy then

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23:04 Mar-12-2018

One word, Reliability. Games are getting more and more expensive I and I don't wanna spend my money on a game that could possibly be hindered by Microsoft's lack of Quality Control for their games released through the Windows Store.

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20:06 Mar-12-2018

I will consider it if the Microsoft store is linked to steam. Like how uplay has it with ubisoft games. Just my opinion though.

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13:01 Mar-12-2018

for that big ol discount, however that never happens in official online stores haha so there is no persuasion

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12:47 Mar-12-2018

one sunny day, i found out about Forza. oh boy i thought, a game with all cars ever made, without plastic sh*t covered in stickers, and drives kinda realistic.great! Butt, as we all know- Buk uf Gaben 4:20- Thy hands shalt not touch an konsol. So i waited. Then i saw Forza 7 on PC, yes! THEN...

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12:51 Mar-12-2018

i found out that the microsh*t store is so awesome i couldnt even find an answer how to get the damn 900deg rotation working, and why are there lottboxes and micro(soft)transactions and every other disease included.


Now, the MS store is promoting all that, and will set an example for future gaming(win10 updates etc

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12:54 Mar-12-2018

IF people dont stop being dumbasses and quit supporting all that stuff we talk about daily. its not just in gaming, its everywhere. All mainstream has become sh*t. no more real values, money talks, in a bad way.


stay smart, be happy. peace :D

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11:20 Mar-12-2018

Nothing...

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11:12 Mar-12-2018

i have a joke............................................


Microsoft Store

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11:11 Mar-12-2018

hell no window store


invasive malware ads!!!

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09:55 Mar-12-2018

It's not me, it's my moneys. They don't like to go in that creepy place...

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09:33 Mar-12-2018

I already own GoW4 and ReCore on there, but ONLY because they're exclusive to the store. I'd rather not go near it if it wasn't tied down with exclusive content that I found interesting.


The store itself is very finicky. Works sometimes, but mostly doesn't. Takes ages to download anything, not just games.
Also I've been a PC gamer all my life, so the whole Xbox (The UWP App) thing is new, and very weird to me.

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08:57 Mar-12-2018

Sure, I do not like Windows Store but if I really wanted to play a windows exclusive game, i am not going to deprive myself just because of the platform it is on. Sea of Thieves and State of Decay 2 look interesting and I might get it eventually.

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08:13 Mar-12-2018

While I'd prefer not to use the windows store for gaming, one of my friends only plays on xbox, so if a crossplay game/s release there that we're both interested in playing, i'm almost certainly going to have to get a game from the windows store.

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07:58 Mar-12-2018

Hah! Win 10 store...

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05:46 Mar-12-2018

With 5 DRMS? No thank you. I won't ever use the Store.

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04:50 Mar-12-2018

Better UI in Store, less bugs & more stability for downloading and the XBOX overlay, cheaper prices (ie. Steam sales), bigger playerbase + bonus: more games & better anticheat :)
Then I would, cause it would be then reasonable :)

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02:08 Mar-12-2018

Would not use it even if they pay me but i might think about it if this happens... M$ bankruptcy and rebuild the company so that there is respect for privacy, non-invasive, non-exclusive, real OS with total user control and more deep options, also more focus on PC gaming, fair global prices, offline software with installation choice and without the need of clients or any other adware/bloated cr4papp (I DON'T WANT THAT S#!T in My Personal Computers so i will resist and never allow it!)... so yeah that is about it :)


Yes, idealistic idea i know... basically complete opposite of what M$ is right now and then some lol

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01:31 Mar-12-2018

I don’t mind using UWP for MS only games but the UI is garbage and the store is a nightmare to deal with most of the time. I’d like to see MS have a separate PC division that’s not connected woth the Xbox and app games section. Overall, I’d rate UWP a solid 5/10. It’s not as bad as it was a couple of years ago, but with the money and resources MS has, it’s honestly pathetic how bad their service is and how slow they are with implementing features that have been around with PC gaming for at least a decade.

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01:16 Mar-12-2018

I'd buy games from Windows store if all games were $5

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