Everything points to this being the real deal. This leak, and the design, both. Some interesting little tidbits about the new Xbox Store for Windows have just surfaced.
And it looks like Microsoft is going for a full refresh here, just as Phil Spencer promised in 2018.
Back then, the head of Xbox said that he was committed to changing the experience of buying Xbox games on Windows 10. In fact, the experience of buying any game on the main Windows Store was not without headaches.
Well, it appears that the company has been busy.
With what is codenamed Mercury, a new design for the Xbox Store.
It was last week that some Xbox Insiders discovered this new app that showed up on some Xbox One consoles. It was not usable at that time, but it featured a more modern design and made use of a fresh new architecture underneath.
Now, someone in Russia has managed to install the Mercury app on a PC, and shared images of what it looks like. The images show a completely revamped interface for the Xbox Store on Windows 10, as you can see below.
Furthermore, it takes cues from the Fluent Design elements, quite similar to those found on the new Xbox application that debuted last year.
What’s even more delightful is that according to Aggiornamenti Lumia, the app is currently called Microsoft Store in the About section, even though it can only find and install Xbox games.
Could this be a sign of something bigger?
Fingers firmly crossed.