Microsoft promises 100,000 apps in the Windows 8 Store by February, adult-rated video games needn't apply

Microsoft promises 100,000 apps in the Windows 8 Store by February, adult-rated video games needn't apply
Microsoft's VP of sales and marketing Keith Lorizio said that Redmond realizes how important a strong app ecosystem is for gaining traction, and Microsoft will be agressively pursuing to populate the Windows 8 Store with 100,000 apps in the first three month after launch, i.e. around February.

By July, he said, we should have about 400 million Windows 8 devices roaming around, representing a healthy base for developers to monetize their app efforts.

Those apps, specifically tailored for Win 8's interface won't include video games rated Adult Only, apparently, just the way it is with such titles on consoles. The section 6.2 of Microsoft’s Dev Center, states: “Apps with a rating over PEGI 16, ESRB Mature, or a corresponding rating under other rating systems…are not allowed”.

source: BeetTV & Forbes



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17 Comments

1. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

so all the apps will be submitted to the windows store right? so how about apps like bittorrent? are the apps written in .exe apps will run on Windows 8?

2. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

No porn apps ......darn.......

7. sheik

Posts: 249; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

yeah, who the hell are they to decide what apps should consumer get and what they should not get... We should have the freedom to choose as in Android or iOS. Thumbs down for Microsoft for this

9. wp8forever unregistered

You are and idiot did you just say apple let you decide lol I can laugh at you all day lol.

14. sheik

Posts: 249; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

You don't need to come at me like that... I didn't say apple let the customer choose... And I neither hate Microsoft nor their Windows OS, I just dislike this policy... At least read my comment before you bash at me...

12. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

well based on your comment i think you may legally need someone to make decisions for you as you obviously aren't smart enough to make your own 2 words that dont go together iOS+freedom

15. sheik

Posts: 249; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

"2 words that dont go together iOS+freedom". You said it right Bro. But atleast I can get GTA III from the Appstore even if it is adult rated by ELSPA. But in Windows 8 Store it will not be possible in the coming days if this article is true.... And this is just one example... and there are a lot of wonderful games there with 'A rated' assigned by various rating boards... So they won't make it to the Win 8 Store too. So this would be a set back for windows store. Thats why i dislike this policy. May be its just me. I feel you are too loyal to Windows platform to recognize this downside and too dumb to think that others are not smart enough to make comments...

16. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

first '' I feel you are too loyal to Windows platform to recognize this downside and too dumb to think that others are not smart enough to make comments...'' well im not loyal to any OS, whatever i feel is better for me i'll get. right now im using symbian as it offers so much for me. and your comment was stupid as you use the word freedom too liberally. you will still have the freedom to choose on windows, and as it matures more will be available everything needs to start somewhere second just because they wont have these games dont mean its a bad move. why are phones today all marked on how many apps they have available and not the actual quality of the phone itself. besides id rather have lots of essential apps then games

3. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

i think .exe will not run on w8 phones, but tablet yes

5. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

and also, on the pro only, not RT.

4. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2348; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Oh no,,, don't go apple on us,, will we be able, too side load apps? Pc games, ect?

6. McSteezy

Posts: 22; Member since: Aug 18, 2012

INSTAGRAM!?

8. zippolite28

Posts: 107; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

would like to see best apps .... i hope i will see them

10. EspHack

Posts: 70; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

by adult games they mean assassins creed and gta and so on, not sexy beach 3 folks, anyway the first thing that comes to my mind is porn lol

11. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

I think to be smart they should just have an adult section as the OS matures. There should be limits of course but they certainly should do that to allow a bit of leeway.

13. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

I can't wait for the Windows Store to get more apps. I love using the Start Screen and the Metro apps.

17. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

a Full Windows 8 Pro Tablet I believe can get 100000 apps available fast because Windows 8 tablets are a Flat thin PC with a touch screen connected to it's case. Windows 8 Pro Tablets can run the thousands upon thousands of Full Desktop, Laptop or Server programs that were produced to work on them from year 2000 or earlier to this year 2012.it mat take just a few changes in these programs code to change them from a regular Windows program that works well on a desktop. laptop. or windows server to become an Windows 8 "Modern UI" app..Folks I think this is the case which means developers can make money off of selling their old windows Programs /Games and ect buy converting them into a Windows 8 "Modern UI" app. Folks the reason why the Windows 8 tablet computers are so powerful is because they can run full Desktop PC, Laptop or Windows server programs/games ect..technically speaking because of this Windows 8 pro tablets come to the Market with an incredibly large App Eco system. The window RT tablet computers how ever as far as I know will not have a large eco system of apps when they come to market. .Developers will can make money on the Windows RT tablet's because they need apps. people will pay for good apps

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