New version of VLC for WinRT will be submitted soon on the store! Will keep you posted…
— VideoLAN (@videolan) February 5, 2014
They have also teased that HLSL shaders are coming to VLC app for Windows 8 / 8.1. For those wondering, HLSL is Microsoft developed shading language developed for use with the Microsoft Direct3D API. Though, VLC app for Windows RT will not have HLSL support as mentioned in one of the tweets above.
Merging code from @gsoc 2010 in 2014: check 🙂 HLSL shaders are coming to VLC on Windows 🙂
— VideoLAN (@videolan) February 8, 2014
Here, wishing best of luck to VLC team for getting the approval soon.