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New Microsoft Edge extensions may have a ripple effect on Windows gaming

Mark Hachman | March 11, 2016
It's a step in the right direction for Universal Windows Apps.

What we can see though, is that Microsoft’s beginning to address this. Xbox chief Phil Spencer told us that Microsoft is working to address the “moddability” of these UWA games. And we’re obviously hearing from another part of the company that Microsoft is finalizing this new extension capability within the Edge UWA app.

So yes, a large swathe of users couldn’t care less about whether Edge adds extensions or not. But for those of you who want the PC to remain the open platform that you grew up with—and are concerned that it’s becoming more closed by the year—extension support is a step in the right direction.


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