Microsoft confirmed its Xbox Live Creators Program several months back. The program will enable developers to directly publish games to the Xbox One or Windows 10 PCs. Game developers can do that starting today as the company has officially launched the Xbox Live Creators Program. The first self-published games are also available starting today.

They are listed in a special section on the Xbox Store titled “Creators collection.” Only nine self-published games are available in the Creators collection as of now but it goes without saying that the list will grow as more developers publish their indie games on their own for Xbox One and Windows 10.

The certification process for Creators collection games has been simplified and developers no longer require any concept approval. However, this means that the indie games submitted as part of this program will usually not be of the same standard as the ID@Xbox or regular Xbox games.

Microsoft has confirmed that Creators collection games will not have access to Gamerscore, Achievements, and Xbox Live multiplayer. Developers that want these features for these titles will have to move to the ID@Xbox program which a program meant to aid small studios that are developing games for the platform.

The indie games developed as part of the Xbox Live Creators Program can be created and published using retail Xbox One consoles. Developers have to create titles as Universal Windows Apps so that they can run on Windows 10 as well.

Filed in Gaming. Read more about Microsoft, Windows 10 and Xbox One. Source: news.xbox

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