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Question Will there be Unity support for the Windows App SDK?

Discussion in 'Windows' started by Meltdown, Oct 26, 2022.

  1. Meltdown

    Meltdown

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    The Windows App SDK seems like the latest stack to get games on the Windows Store.
    Will Unity be supporting this as a build target?

    If not, is there any recommended guide on the best way to upload just a standalone build to the Windows Store?

    I know UWP was the original way of doing it, but MS seems to be moving away from UWP.

    Thanks
     
  2. Tautvydas-Zilys

    Tautvydas-Zilys

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    It is not. Windows App SDK is a UI framework for apps (not games).

    We don't have a guide for this, but any guide that covers packaging Windows desktop applications should work. For instance I found this after 5 mins of googling: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/msix/package/create-app-package-with-makeappx-tool

    As far as we know, UWP isn't going anywhere. They stopped updating the XAML framework for it but new Windows SDK versions continue to support UWP and it's generally still the only way to get on HoloLens and Xbox (if you're not part of ID@XBOX program).
     
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  3. Meltdown

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    Thanks for clarifying that and the link too!