Microsoft has finally released the big summer update for the Xbox One which brings impressive features like Cortana as well as support for Universal Windows Platform apps. UWP is Microsoft’s initiative to have apps offer the same user experience across its Windows-based devices, it’s finally supported on Xbox One, but only a limited number of UWP apps are available for Xbox One right now and they have all been selected by Microsoft. The company has now said that it will soon open the Xbox One Store up to all UWP apps.
Microsoft only offers a limited selection of UWP apps for Xbox One right now but that’s going to change in the near future. The company will soon allow all developers to submit their UWP apps to the Xbox Store, this will significantly increase the number of Universal Windows Platform apps available for Xbox One.
This was confirmed on Twitter by Mike Ybarra who is the Partner Director of Program Management for Windows and Xbox at Microsoft. He said that the company is working out details on when any and all developers can upload these apps to Xbox.
He promised to provide more details in the future and mentioned that “it will happen soon.”
We’re working out details on when any developer can upload UWA apps to Xbox. More details in near future. It will happen soon. #Xbox
— ♏️ike Ybarra (@XboxQwik) July 30, 2016