Fixed a bug preventing the Microsoft Store from handling more than 2000 reviews for an app or game. One less incongruity on the official Windows store, which is however still not free from any defect.
One would think that an application store as important as the Microsoft Store, the preferred way for millions of users to download and install software and games on Windows PCs, is spared from gross bugs. But in IT, developers are often stretched and no system or interface can be perfect.
Rudy Huyn, senior architect of the Microsoft Store, shared an anecdote about it on Twitter. Did you notice that the Microsoft Store was unable to display more than 2000 reviews on an application or a video game? Well, it was the case, and a Minecraft with more than 500,000 reviews was nevertheless displayed at 2,000 by the interface of the Windows application store.
Minecraft is no longer stuck at 2000 reviews on the Microsoft Store
The issue has now been resolved and the counter shows the correct number of reviews, on which the rating of a product or service is based. It doesn’t sound like much, but many users rely on the number of reviews to estimate whether an app might be worth a shot, or to make sure it’s not a potential app. malicious.
An old technical limitation prevented the #MicrosoftStore from displaying more than 2,000 reviews per product in the past, this is something we had to fix and we are now very glad to announce that this limitation is finally gone! pic.twitter.com/tjJT5lCl9w
—Rudy Huyn (@RudyHuyn) August 8, 2022
However, the Microsoft Store remains a tool that can still be largely improved and does not offer the quality of user experience that we have the right to expect from a platform so widely used on the most popular desktop operating system in the world. world. Interface, navigation, features, management of different versions of a game, interaction with the Xbox Game Pass… We can only hope that future updates will improve all of this.
Recently, the Microsoft Store changed its price display and added a new way to search for the different editions available for the same game. On Windows 11, the Microsoft Store also displays the update version of an application.