App Dev on Xbox One Live Event 30th August 2016

Windows 10 Anniversary Update was released earlier this month  Windows 10 Anniversary Update SDK, build 14393, was made accessible to any developer who wishes to build UWP applications that, for the first time ever, also target Xbox One consoles. With so many great new features and APIs to talk about, we are excited to announce…

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Xbox One and Retail Dev Kit Mode - Develop for Xbox One UWP at your University or College

At Build 2016 we announced https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/uk_faculty_connection/2016/03/31/building-uwp-for-windows-10-on-xbox-one/  Xbox One Dev Mode for Xbox Retails Units. So I know lots of Universities are eager to start building and teaching game development with Xbox One. Here a quick run down of the requirements to help you get started.   Xbox Dev Mode Activation Key Requirements Unlock allows UWP…

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Building UWP for Windows 10 on Xbox One

  Yesterday at \\Build we announced the ability to take your retail Xbox One to a devkit to allow you to build and deploy Windows 10 UWP apps on your Xbox or any Windows 10 Device, so yes this now means you can start to teach Xbox development within your labs, hopefully you all know…

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ID@Xbox coming to Windows 10

  Last week I was out at GDC here a quick review of the key announcements.   Microsoft had a number of sessions see my earlier post http://blogs.msdn.com/b/uk_faculty_connection/archive/2015/02/10/gdc-microsoft-sessions-march-2nd-5th-2015.aspx Chris Charla, Director of Microsoft’s ID@Xbox program gave a talk at GDC entitled New Opportunities for Independent Developers, covering many of the changes coming to Xbox and…

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GDC Microsoft Sessions March 2nd–5th 2015

So there lots of exciting things happening at this years GDC! Microsoft will off course be having a booth and with lots of opportunity to meet the teams face 2 face or try some our coding challenges. We also have lots of exciting announcement and have a great selection of sessions available to those attending…

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Adding Xbox controller support and input to your Unity3d game

  Xbox One Wireless Controller can work with your PC if you download one of the following driver packages: PC drivers for Xbox One Controller (x86) PC drivers for Xbox One Controller (x64). Note To use your Xbox One controller with your console after using it with a PC, you must re-sync the controller to…

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Building game with Xbox Controller Support

Xbox One Wireless Controller can work with your PC if you download one of the following driver packages: PC drivers for Xbox One Controller (x86) PC drivers for Xbox One Controller (x64). Note To use your Xbox One controller with your console after using it with a PC, you must re-sync the controller to the…

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Microsoft Acquires Mojang Minecraft

Head of Xbox Phil Spencer discusses Microsoft’s acquisition of Minecraft and Microsoft’s respect and admiration for the Minecraft community across all devices and platforms. https://youtu.be/lXNWchwDiG8

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Getting ready for Build 2014?

Are you ready? Are you Excited?  Build 2014 is now only a few days away! So make sure your ready for the announcements and opportunities for engagement that will bring. Check out the sessions https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2014 We will be Tweeting from the live streaming of the BUILD keynote at Cardinal Place in London on Wednesday if…

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ID@Xbox - Independent Developers Publishing Program for Xbox One

Getting Ready for the next generation The ID@Xbox program enables qualified game developers of all sizes including educators and students to unleash their creativity by self-publishing digital games on Xbox One, giving studios the tools and support needed to maximize their success. Here’s the process at a glance: About ID@Xbox No Cost Development Tools ID@Xbox…

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