Microsoft has been trying hard to compete against other online app stores in an effort to promote their Windows Store.
When it comes to gaming, the Windows Store has been far from perfect. The new move from Microsoft is that the Windows 10 Game Mode will only work with games that are tied to the Windows Store which means that you will need to purchase your games from the Windows Store in order to take advantage of this feature.
Our information states that games developed for the Windows 10, Xbox One, and Project Scorpio ecosystem specifically need to be “Game Mode enabled” Universal Windows Apps (UWA),”
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Previously we saw that Microsoft was bundling drivers with games so you would get driver updates with the games and now we are hearing that the Windows 10 Game Mode will work only for Windows Store games. Does anyone want to guess what will come next?
If you do not know about the Windows 10 Game Mode feature then let me tell you what it is. In essence, it allocates hardware and software resources in a way that is optimized for gaming. According to Windows Central:
“Previously, we were unable to ascertain whether Game Mode would be a feature restricted to games built for the Universal Windows Platform (UWP), but it does appear that this could be the case. Our information states that games developed for the Windows 10, Xbox One, and Project Scorpio ecosystem specifically need to be “Game Mode enabled” Universal Windows Apps (UWA),”
Making this decision for the Windows 10 Game Mode feature would make a lot of sense. Being a gamer I do not like the Windows Store and I know that there are loads of people out there that share the same feelings. This could encourage the gaming community to come out of their comfort zone and give the Windows Store a go. This could also work the other way around as well.
It is possible that instead of trying out the Store gamers would rather ditch the Windows 10 Game Mode entirely. What do you think about this move that Microsoft has made and would you try out the Windows 10 Game Mode if it meant dealing with the Windows Store?