3DMark benchmark test for Windows RT is leaving the Windows Store

The Windows RT version of Futuremark's popular 3DMark benchmarking software will be removed from the Windows Store. This decision comes as part of Futuremark's preparation for the launch of Windows 10.

In addition to taking down Windows RT version of 3DMark, Futuremark will also remove the 3DMark Vantage benchmark for sale via Valve's Steam service. The company did say that it will continue to support both products, and 3DMark Vantage will continue to be sold directly via its website. 3DMark for Windows RT will also be available to enterprise and business customers on request. It also revealed that it will no longer support its Peacekeeper web browser benchmark, although it will continue to be available on its website.

Microsoft has plans to update Windows RT sometime in September, but the company has yet to reveal what new features and improvements will be included. However, it will not be updated to Windows 10.

Source: Futuremark

John Callaham