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Windows Store games will get better support, including V-sync toggle, in May

by Eric Frederiksen | April 1, 2016April 1, 2016 5:30 pm PST

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Windows store games have some issues, but things appear to be ready to get back on track, as fixes for some of the biggest complaints are coming.

Games sold on the Windows store right now are locked out of using certain features gamers expect from their games, such as the ability to toggle V-Sync and use things like Nvidia’s G-Sync technology. An update, set for May, will restore these functions, moving the apps closer to something PC gamers will find acceptable.

This was revealed as part of the Microsoft Build conference, where Phil Spencer spent some time talking about the Universal Windows Platform, the cause behind these issues. He also demonstrated how standard Win32 apps – those EXE files that run most of your games and applications – can be converted to UWP apps easily, retaining elements such as modding support or Steamworks.

This should help assuage some of the concerns of gamers, though Microsoft still has a hill to climb to get PC gamers on their side.

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Eric Frederiksen

Eric Frederiksen has been a gamer since someone made the mistake of letting him play their Nintendo many years ago, pushing him to beg for his own,...

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