Welcome to Xbox game development

So you've decided to make an Xbox game, but you're not sure where to start? Xbox has three main programs, each designed to serve teams of different sizes and varying game complexity. Check them out below and see which one is best for you.

Xbox Live Creators Program

Xbox Live Creators Program

Quickly publish your Universal Windows Platform (UWP) game to Xbox One and Windows 10, with a simplified certification process and no concept approval required. Your game will be featured in the "Creators Collection" on Xbox One, and alongside other PC games in the Microsoft Store.

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ID@Xbox program

ID@Xbox Program

Get access to the full feature sets of Xbox Live and the Xbox Development Kit (XDK), including capabilities like online multiplayer and Achievements. Your game will be sold in the Microsoft Store alongside all other games, and have access to the same discovery tools.

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Managed partners

Managed Partners

If you already have a partnership with Microsoft as a third-party publisher, you’re all set to start publishing games to Xbox One. Contact your account manager or visit the Game Developer Network for tools and additional guidance.

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