Xbox Live Creators Program

Now any developer can integrate Xbox Live into their game and publish to Xbox One and Windows 10.

Xbox Live Creators Program is currently in Preview. Start configuring, coding, and testing today, towards a future submission date.

Xbox Live will soon be open to all developers via the Xbox Live Creators Program – no concept approval required! You will be able to rapidly publish your game to Xbox One or Windows 10 through a short and simplified certification process.

Integrate Xbox Live social experiences such as sign-in, presence, leaderboards, and more into your title, with minimal development time. Xbox Live social features are designed to organically grow your audience, spreading awareness to over 55 million active gamers. The full set of Xbox Live capabilities is available via the ID@Xbox program and a table comparing the features is below.

Using tools you already use, and your existing Xbox One retail console, you can easily create or leverage existing code to develop your title. Supported game engines include Construct 2, MonoGame, Unity, and Xenko. We anticipate more game engines and tools to support Xbox Live Creators Program over time. Please check with your preferred game engine for their support of the Creators Program.

On Xbox One, which offers gamers a curated store experience, games published through the Xbox Live Creators Program will be available in the new, "Creator games section" within the store. On Windows 10 PC, games in Xbox Live Creators Program will be visible with the other games in the Windows Store.

There are four steps necessary to get started with developing with the Xbox Live Creators Program Preview.

number 1

Create a Microsoft Account if you don’t have one. If you already have one, you are set!

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Enroll in the Dev Center developer program.

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Apply to join the Preview for Xbox Live Creators Program. Sign-ups are initially limited. As the program ramps up, more spaces will periodically be made available.

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Read the documentation to learn how to integrate Xbox Live into your game.

The Xbox Live Creators Program is a great for quickly publishing your game to Xbox One and Windows 10, with a simplified certification process and no concept approval required.

If you want access to even more Xbox Live capabilities, be featured in the main Xbox One store, or receive dedicated marketing and development support, you can apply to the ID@Xbox program.

ID@Xbox Creator's Program
Supported Supported
Presence Rich Presence Basic Presence Only
Games Hub Supported Supported
GameDVR / Broadcast Supported Supported
Social Graph Supported Limited (friends with your title installed)
Connected Storage Supported Supported
Multiplayer Supported Not supported
Player Stats Supported Supported
Leaderboards Supported Supported
Achievements Supported Not supported
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