Microsoft Windows Developers Can Now Push Their Apps Onto Xbox One

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Microsoft Windows app developers can now expand the reach of their apps to the Xbox One platform. This is just one of the updates that have been made to the Windows Dev Center. Here's what you need to know.

Microsoft has been ported some Windows apps to Xbox One for a while but this marks the first time that developers will be able to do it themselves, provided that their app was built using the Anniversary Update SDK released earlier this month. Game developers will still need to get a concept approval from Microsoft before they can submit and publish their games on Xbox One.

For app developers who want to target their app to Xbox One users, you'll have to access the Dev Center's now simplified dashboard. The new design is said to provide convenient access to dashboard actions that are frequently used by developers, which will speed up the app submission process.

Other changes to the Dev Center include:

  • Support for gradual package rollout to let developers offer updates only to a percentage of customers
  • Mandatory app update support
  • More options to monetise and promote apps
  • Additional analytics features

You can get the full list of updates and additional details over at the Microsoft Windows Blog.

[Via Microsoft Windows Blog]


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