I want to highlight a couple of new features available starting this week for developers using Xbox Dev Mode.
Publish UWPs for Xbox One
- Publishing UWP games requires concept approval through the ID@Xbox program.
- You need to use the Windows 10 Anniversary Update SDK and target the anniversary update (version 10.0.14393.0) for UWPs that you plan to publish for Xbox One.
Xbox Dev Mode Companion app
We have published an app in the Windows 10 Store named Xbox Dev Mode Companion (Preview). It allows you to remotely connect to an Xbox One console and control it, including by using an Xbox One controller that is plugged into your PC. This app can be handy for quickly iterating on your app because you don’t need to switch back and forth between your PC and console.
You can install the app by browsing to https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9nblggh519cp from a Windows 10 PC.
The app has a couple of limitations to be aware of:
- The PC running the app and the Xbox One console must be on the same sub-net.
- The Xbox One console must be in the RETAIL sandbox or XDKS.1 sandbox.
App Dev on Xbox videos
As I previously mentioned, there was a live event on August 30, 2016 that went into more detail about UWP app development for Xbox One. The video for this event is available for on-demand viewing at https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/projects/campaigns/app-dev-on-xbox-event.