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Xbox’s Phil Spencer acknowledges the problematic Windows Store

Xbox head Phil Spencer has conceded that the Windows Store has issues that need to be corrected.

The Windows Store allows gamers access to Xbox Play Anywhere titles like Forza Horizon 4, ReCore and more, though most downloads are plagued with issues. Users have criticized the Windows Store over its UI; worse, users also experience the issue of an infinite download, in which a game being downloaded keeps pulling data down despite saying it’s been 100% downloaded.

Spencer acknowledged the Windows Store’s limitations recently.

“I think we’ve got a ton of work to do on Windows,” Spencer said at Microsoft’s XO18 event this past weekend (via The Verge). “Windows is something I’m very committed to, I’ve heard the feedback about our Store. 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.”

We’ll let you know when Windows Store improvements are made by Microsoft.



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  • About time, The windows store is way too outdated and needs a massive overhaul. It’s just an awful bloody mess to work with, from the UI, to download speeds, to hidden item descriptions that is nothing short of false advertisement.

  • I wouldn’t be too surprised if the Xbox One updates slow down over the next couple of years to fix the W10 store.

    The first thing that should happen is that it should be like Steam and be separate from Windows 10. Same as the Xbox App.

  • About time, The windows store is way too outdated and needs a massive overhaul. It’s just an awful bloody mess to work with, from the UI, to download speeds, to hidden item descriptions that is nothing short of false advertisement.

  • I wouldn’t be too surprised if the Xbox One updates slow down over the next couple of years to fix the W10 store.

    The first thing that should happen is that it should be like Steam and be separate from Windows 10. Same as the Xbox App.