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Microsoft Announces New App Store Guidelines as It Woos Regulators on Activision Blizzard Deal

Microsoft Announces New App Store Guidelines as It Woos Regulators on Activision Blizzard Deal

Microsoft on Wednesday courted the favor of antitrust regulators scrutinizing its plan to buy video game maker Activision Blizzard, promising that any app store it builds will treat developers fairly. Microsoft president Brad Smith laid out a set of "Open App Store Principles" that will apply to the store it runs for Windows-powered computers and "the next-generation marketplaces we will build for games."

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