BEACON TRANSCRIPT – A surprise awaits the users of Xbox One and Windows 10. Microsoft announced that a multitude of new games are ready to hit both the console and the PC.
At the Game Developers Conference, Microsoft revealed the Xbox Live Creators Program. Through this program, any user can immediately publish Xbox Live games both on Xbox One and on PCs running Windows 10.
But what does this program do? By using it, anyone can create Universal Windows Platform games and integrate Xbox Live features in them. Such features include Game DVR and broadcasting, Live sign in, social features, leaderboards, stats, but not achievements.
After creating the games, users can publish them on the Xbox One and Windows 10 stores. You will be able to purchase a Creator Program game from the store, in a special new section dedicated to such games.
Thus, every title of these games will be visible to all Xbox users, of any type of console, as well as Windows 10 users. Also, Chris Charla, the director of this program, explained that the games will be available in the upcoming Project Scorpio and on the special app found on the mobile platforms.
Charla also explained that the process of creating a game does not require much additional time and the developers do not need special new tools for it if they are planning on building UWP games. All they need is an Xbox One system that functions and should not worry about purchasing expensive kits.
If you are curious about how this Creator Program looks like, you will have to have a little more patience. Microsoft announced that they would be launching the program as a limited preview, but it would be available only to some developers.
The SDK are already available on the Microsoft website and, soon, everybody who is interested will be able to send submissions to have their games published. Also, this creator’s update brings up some new changes both on Xbox One and on Windows 10. Some of these changes include a home screen and a new guide.
This might sound like a revolutionary idea and it might prove revolutionary, indeed, but we have to wait and see how the users might welcome this new creator’s program.
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