Windows 10 Anniversary Update Finally Turning Every Xbox One into a DevKit this Summer

on March 30, 2016 11:44 AM

During the initial keynote of the Build development conference in San Francisco, Microsoft’s Executive Vice President Terry Myerson announced that its promise to turn every Xbox One into a development kit will finally turn into reality this Summer with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

This will be done through an app named “DevMode,” that will allow developers to register their Xbox One as a development console, and switch into development mode with a single button press.

Developers won’t even really have to wait for the Summer, as a preview version of the app will be available today.

In addition to this, the update will also bring Universal Windows Apps to the console, and a single unified store across devices.

This comes after the announcement that the new operating system has been actively utilized by 270 million users around the world since its release. Five billion questions have also been asked to Cortana within Windows 10.

Earlier during the conference, CEO Satya Nadella announced that the company is going to “open” both PC and the Xbox One to game developers.

 /  Executive News Editor
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