BUILD­ING AN ECOSYSTEM

Mi­crosoft Re­leases Xbox Dev Mode Pre­view for the Xbox One

HWM (Malaysia) - - GAX - NEWSWIRE -

Ever wanted to do more than just play video games on your Xbox One con­sole? Well, now you can, be­cause Mi­crosoft has fi­nally launched the Xbox Dev Mode pre­view dur­ing the 2016 Build De­vel­oper Con­fer­ence last month, which you can down­load right now, for free.

With the Xbox Dev Mode in­stalled, you'll be able to build, test, and ex­per­i­ment with Univer­sal Win­dows Pro­gram (UWP) right from your Xbox One, though you'll need to pay a fee of US$19 (ap­prox. RM74) to cre­ate a Dev Cen­ter ac­count, which will grant you a host of ben­e­fits, and the abil­ity to sub­mit your apps and add-ins to all of Mi­crosoft's mar­ket­places, which in­clude the Win­dows Store, Of­fice Store, and Azure Mar­ket­place.

Turn­ing your Xbox One into a devel­op­ment kit couldn't be any sim­pler. Just down­load the Dev Mode ac­ti­va­tion app from the Xbox Games Store, launch it, read the list of re­quire­ments, agree to a cou­ple of terms and con­di­tions, and en­ter the code that will sub­se­quently be given to you us­ing your Dev Cen­ter ac­count on your desk­top PC. That's pretty much it.

But do bear in mind that the Xbox Dev Mode is still in its pre­view state, which means you might pos­si­bly en­counter some bugs along the way. If you pre­fer play­ing it safe, you can al­ways wait un­til the sta­ble ver­sion be­comes avail­able this com­ing sum­mer.

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