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Xbox One News: Microsoft to Release SDK for Anyone Who Wants to Develop an App

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App developers are in luck! Microsoft is now going to release their SDK (or Software Development Kit) for their Xbox One console

Breaking news for Xbox fans out there?specifically the Xbox One console users and App developers. Microsoft is now going to release an SDK for the platform sometime this year. According to engadget, details for the App development program will be revealed by Microsoft on April during their Build developer Conference.

As stated on that report, it is still uncertain what kind of features or functionality will be allowed for the Xbox One. But The Verge reported that once it is released, consumers will be able to use a third-party App to play music while playing any kind of game.

However, as for the kinect, Microsoft has recently allowed Xbox One Developers to access the device but sadly, anonymous report from some developers indicated that, the performance is rather disappointing.

Microsoft on the other hand, they are still not releasing any information or plans on how they are planning to support Kinect with the upcoming universal apps.

Xbox One SDK release date

The Verge also mentions that Microsoft will publish a preview SDK and the retail to dev kit switch on May. Sadly, not everyone can get the SDK. Currently, Microsoft will only allow a small group of App developers to try this program for the Xbox One Apps.

It was also said on that report, Apps on Xbox One?current ones?will still be available and will run normally, but Microsoft is also planning to switch over to the universal apps this coming November, roughly at the same time their planned update to Windows 10.

Xbox One Windows 10 features to expect

Engadget?s report about the features of Windows 10 update for the platform is exciting!

  • Not just the universal Apps, the Xbox One Windows 10 will also include a support for the DirectX 12
  • Revamped core apps
  • But probably the most exciting one of all, the ability to live stream your game from your console to the internet! Or to someone who uses a tablet or a PC.

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