It looks like from today onward, just about any Xbox One owner will be able to transform it into a development kit – and are not required to actually fork out a single cent to do so, now how about that? This is the culmination of a promise that is close to three years old by Microsoft, where it will reveal the ability for all retail Xbox One consoles to end up as free-of-charge development kits.
Basically, the Xbox Dev Mode will be made available from today in the form of a preview and will be finalized as a full release when this summer arrives. With this particular mode, just about anyone is now able to build, test and experiment with Universal Windows Program (UWP) development. To perform the conversion from a console to Dev Mode does not require any kind of special equipment or fees, although if one were to want to gain full access to the abilities, then one will have to fork out $19 to create a Dev Center account.
Chris Charla, director of ID@Xbox, shared, “Now the Xbox isn’t just for playing, but also for creating awesome content. We’re excited to open the Xbox One to everyone so anyone can get started developing.” Majority of folks out there should remain patient for a full release down the road, and that should not take too long as time whizzes by so fast these days, it will be summer before you know it.