"Microsoft has told Stevivor why Store functionality -- specifically, 'purchase capabilities' -- were removed from the Xbox app on both iOS and Android," writes Steve Wright.
It is so stupid that appstores are driving the functionality in apps. I can go buy stuff at Home Depot, Best Buy, Amazon or wherever in app. But I can't go and buy a XB game from Microsoft because of the appstore policy. These appstores are "taxing" digital customers unecessarily. RIDICULOUS!
Imagine now when retail will all close and only digital services are available.. Bye bye freedom
Exactly. All hail all digital! /s
Retail will evolve but never fully close. I goto retail so that I can see how the actual good will look size wise, and feel. Retail becomes more like an Ikea store. You go through the store to actually see products in their functional settings. Then you move to warehouse or online to actually buy the product. The only bad part of buying digital is these stupid appstore taxes. Hopefully the courts side with consumers and breakdown these stupid policies.
This is part of the driving force behind Epic taking Apple to court. Not enough awareness is being acknowledged in regards to how brave Epic is by standing up to them
But remember Netflix pays huge amount of money too like 30% cut! But th is is insane, eventually Bitcoin like Decentralize is the future,
Sounds reasonable to me. They did what they had to do..
playstation app, just boots the store in a browser, xbox should just do that?
Not anymore. The new ps app has integrated store.
I wouldn't be surprised if that's what they end up doing.
Interesting. I also noticed that I cannot compare trophies or look at playtime anymore. Or at least I haven’t found it yet. Also the feed of what all my friends are up to is gone too. Maybe I am the minority-but I used the Xbox app as a way to engage with friends. I sometimes used it more than social media.
I used it to keep tabs on friends too. All I see now are GS license plates I can’t interact with. That random 234567 is meaningless without being able to view/compare the achievements behind it. They also seem to have removed community groups, the activity feed, what friends are following, my own game list lol. Digital paperweight.
I hate they took out the Achievements and the Activity Feed
Honestly, I feel like both Sony and Microsoft made a pact with each other to butcher their online storefronts. I mean, they both put out "overhauls" that feel like steps backward
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