While Xbox Game Pass for PC has brought plenty of great new games to the Microsoft Store since last year, the new Xbox app for Windows 10 shows the company is serious about PC gaming. Indeed, Windows Central reported today that the Xbox app on Windows 10 now shows which games support installing mods.
If the Xbox app has a built-in Store section showing only PC games (read: Candy Crush and other mobile games are missing), the app still uses Microsoft in the background for game downloads. Still, Windows Central found in the Xbox app that Into the Breach is one of the few PC games that currently supports mods, and we found another with State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition. Unfortunately, the Xbox app doesn’t have a search filter to bring up games with mod support, although we don’t yet know if any other Microsoft Store games already support mods.
When you click “Enable Mods” on the store listing of a game that supports them, the Xbox app displays a pop-up to warn users that some things might break. If you proceed, the app will provide easy access to the game’s Mods folder.
So far, Microsoft hasn’t really discussed mod support for Microsoft Store games, but it’s all happening because the Store finally got support for Win32 app games. Until last year, games in the Microsoft Store all had to use the UWP format, which doesn’t allow users to edit files. This is a small but important step, even though other digital stores such as Steam fully embraced mods many years ago.
It remains to be seen whether Microsoft will discuss mod support during its June Xbox 20/20 update, which will be dedicated to platform updates. However, Microsoft has yet to announce when the digital event will take place, and the company may not want to rush as massive protests in the US continue to have tech giants listening to Afro voices. -American.