Pictures of the new Xbox Store for consoles codenamed 'Mercury' have leaked

Xbox Store 'Project Mercury' Redesign Leaks

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The redesign, if real, appears to follow the design conventions set by the Xbox (Beta) app and Xbox Game Bar app on PC, with rounded edges, acrylic textures, and a new font style. For one, the design is significantly different from that of the current store, with the navigation bar moved to the side. Throughout the app, the new interface implements Microsoft's Fluent Design, giving it a clean and modern look.

We've known since past year that mod support was in the works for Windows Store games, and it looks like that's finally arriving - slowly but surely. Mercury still seems to have all of the usual functionality, with trailers, wish lists, and reviews, but displays these in a neater fashion. That's important, since the Windows Store (and Game Pass launcher) installs games in a highly secure folder called WindowsApps on whatever drive you've selected.

Xbox Store 'Project Mercury' Redesign Leaks
The Xbox app for Windows is starting to add mod support

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Microsoft hasn't shared any details on Project Mercury yet, regarding when it'll arrive or even if it's definitely happening, but these previews definitely give an idea of a much-improved Xbox Store experience. What do you think of this redesign? Let us know in the comments.

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