Steam and Epic Games Store could be part of Windows 11

Steam and Epic Games Store could be part of Windows 11

Microsoft leads negotiations with Steam and Epic Games to integrate their stores into the Windows 11 built-in app store. If negotiations are successful, users of the new operating system will be able to purchase and install games from Steam and Epic Games Store directly from the Microsoft Store.

Steam and Epic Games Store could be part of Windows 11

Application developers will be able to keep 100% of the revenue received from sales in the Microsoft store and through the billing built into it. This indulgence does not apply to games – the company will charge developers and publishers of gaming content a commission of 12% on each transaction. In the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, the commission is 15 or 30% depending on the developer’s annual revenue.

Microsoft will integrate the Amazon App Store into its store, through which users can download and install games and applications originally built for Android. In addition, it will be possible to install Android applications on Windows 11 using APK files that are distributed on various sites and markets.