Microsoft Store to host Amazon, Epic storefronts

Tuesday, 28. September 2021 19:21

Microsoft Corporation announced on Tuesday that Amazon.com, Inc. and Epic Games, Inc. storefront apps will be available on the Microsoft Store, in line with their policy of allowing third-party storefront apps to be discoverable on the Windows store.

A statement from the company outlined its commitment to being an "open Store for an open platform," highlighting that "the Microsoft Store on Windows no longer requires app developers to share revenue with Microsoft when apps manage their own in-app payment systems."

The development means that Amazon and Epic will be able to market their products, such as the immensely popular Fortnite, without any percentage of profit diverted to Microsoft. This is in stark contrast with Apple Inc's app store policies, which have been ruled anti-competitive as a result of a legal battle with Epic Games.

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