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Microsoft Proclaims Support for a More Open Gaming Future

Wednesday February 9, 2022. 06:25 PM , from Slashdot
Microsoft executives are warming up regulators to their proposed acquisition of gaming giant Activision Blizzard in Washington by pledging a future that includes an open, 'universal' app store. From a report: On Wednesday, Microsoft announced a set of 'Open App Store Principles' the company says will apply to the Microsoft Store on Windows and the next generation of its marketplaces for games. Seven of those principles center around security, privacy, quality, safety, accountability, fairness and transparency, and the company says it is committing to those principles starting today. The four remaining principles would change how developers use app stores by not requiring developers to use Microsoft's payment system, not giving its app store more favorable terms, not disadvantaging developers who use a different payment system and not preventing developers from communicating directly with customers.

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