Add a field for a URL for a Microsoft Store page
As I was in the process of adding a game to the database, I was shown a list of fields into which I could enter URLs to that game's pages on various stores (Steam, GOG, Epic, etc.) but there was no URL field for the Microsoft Store. Why? The Microsoft Store has to be one of the most popular digital game sources. When IGDB adds a field for a Microsoft Store URL, I will edit the game's entry on IGDB to add a link to that game's Microsoft Store page.
Heya! Thanks for the suggestion, definitely a good one.
As a matter of fact we have plans this year to introduce stores, and possibly linking them to “Platforms”. You are correct that windows, XOne, X360 etc.. all have different stores so they would need separate implementation.
@IGDB, I'm puzzled as to why you would say that Xbox One and Windows have separate stores. They have the same store. It's a unified store, and it is called the Microsoft Store. It even includes games for other Microsoft platforms, such as Windows Phone. Some of the games run on more than one device type, such as PC and phone, PC and Xbox One, or all three.
The U.S. version: www.microsoft.com/en-us/p
Heck, even some Xbox 360 and original Xbox games are there as well. The only Xbox 360 and original Xbox games that aren't in it, are ones that haven't been made compatible with Xbox One. I repeat, then, that it is a *unified* store.
Xbox 360 games that don't run on Xbox One are available, along with all other Xbox 360 games, at a separate store: marketplace.xbox.com.
I suppose that you will find all of that out if you implement the feature that you described, and discover that the digital store for Xbox One games is also the built-in digital store on Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile.
Also, it should be "Microsoft Store", not "Windows Store", because the Microsoft Store includes not just Windows PC games, but also Xbox One games, and Xbox 360 games that run on Xbox One via backwards compatibility.