Microsoft wants anyone to make and publish games on its platform, that is the summary or description we can make of the ‘Xbox Live Creators Program’. The Redmond firm puts ahead of developers, of all types and sizes, the publishing platform where to place their creations, and the most important thing is that there will be no more cost than a down payment.
Well, who says Xbox, also has to say Windows, since they tell us that it is a common process that you have to continue to be part of this program – you have to create a UWP -. Without being as relevant to the end user as the announcement of the Xbox Game Pass, it is a very important initiative for content creators, especially for those who are starting or do not have great resources.
Xbox Live Creators Program opens the door to massive publishing on Xbox One and PC, saying there will be no comprehensive control of what is shared.
The program gives developers access to Xbox Live and their social functions – chat, hubs, recording, and rankings – to integrate them into the UWP titles they create. Any user of Xbox One or PC will be able to access that game and download it, and it will be extended to Project Scorpio, when it arrives the next Christmas.
The only thing left out, like UWP – Unified Windows Platform – that is, are achievements and multiplayer, two exclusive Xbox One points and the normal development program. To publish in the program ‘Creators’ you have to pay a fixed that goes from 20 to 100 dollars and you do not have to pass an access process. Do not ask me for that rank, there is no more information.
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They are not even forcing the developer to have the Xbox One development kit to post something that will come out on Xbox. They will have to be part of the Insider program and develop in the engines of creation of games compatible with the platform: Construct 2, MonoGame, Unity, and Xenko.
The games that are created in the new ‘Xbox Live Creators Program’ will have a special section in the Xbox store.
For which ande lost must comment ID @ Xbox is the way that Microsoft leaves independent developers to participate in the platform, it has been active since 2013 and will continue, coexisting with this new ‘Xbox Live Creators Program’.
Where is the difference? Well it’s actually quite a bit because in ID @ Xbox you get help in marketing, development support, plus the titles have access to all possible functionality on the Xbox platform.
I do not forget to mention, in case it was not understood, that there is an important condition to meet, the game has to be a Universal Windows App, to work on Windows 10 and Xbox One. Obviously, Microsoft reserves the ability to delete The contents that it considers.
We sincerely believe that opens a door of opportunities, making it easy for anyone from your home and without a big investment to have a niche in a platform with a lot of visibility: an unbeatable showcase for Indies.Tags: Microsoft Xbox, Xbox Live Creators Program