The Windows / Microsoft Store has never really been able to compete with other big digital distribution platforms like Steam and one of the reasons why is the lack of support for mods. Being able to mod your games is something PC gamers want and that really is not possible with games purchased through the Microsoft store.
Well it looks like that is about to change. Spotted by Reddit user Pycorax, the latest Windows 10 update quietly added a new folder to Program Files called “ModdableWindowsApps.” Looking at the documentation for the latest Windows update confirms what that folder is for…
“A folder under the ProgramFiles\ModifiableWindowsApps path [has been added], where the contents of your desktop application’s install folder are projected so that users can modify the installation files (for example, to install mods). This element is currently intended to be used only by certain types desktop of PC games that are published by Microsoft and our partners.”
So it looks like mods will be possible for “certain” PC games. It would be nice if Microsoft outed a list of what games mods would be compatible with on their platform.