Microsoft opens Windows 8 App Store to developers

Microsoft opens Windows 8 App Store to developers
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

September 13th 2012 at 3:30PM

Digital distribution service open to devs from 120 countries

Microsoft is now taking app submissions from developers for its Windows 8 App Store.

Set to launch on October 26th, the Windows Store now includes 82 new app submission markets, raising the total number of countries developers can enter games from to 120.

You can see the complete list of supported countries here.

The tech giant is also offering MSDN subscribers a free one-year Windows Store developer account. Eligibile subscriptions including Visual Studio Professional, Test Professional and BizSpark.

Developer tools and the Windows 8 SDK are also available for devs who want to create games for the platform.

To submit content before the Windows 8 launch, visit the official website here.