Xbox One: 'Turning Every Console Into Dev Kit Is Next Step' - Microsoft

Some Xbox One owners have already discovered a way of turning their Xbox Ones into dev kits, but Microsoft has advised against users turning on dev kit options, warning that this could render their console unusable. Charla also commented on the [email protected] programme's launch parity clause, which requires games to release on Xbox One at the same time as on other platforms.

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Hatsune-Miku1586d ago (Edited 1586d ago )

I really like the xbox one and its games so far but microsoft needs to turn every xbox one into a game console first because there are too much focus elsewhere

FPSRUSSIA1586d ago

there focusing on entertainment more then the games.

thrust1586d ago

And yet is it doing the best with games...

things that make you go hmmmm.

oh and in before the wait tills!

zerogotit1586d ago

I dont understand how noone understands that the games are going to come. At the end of the day games are first then everything else second. Since we all know were getting the games, theyre focusing on bringing out what else it can do. You cant say theyre not focusing on games when literally every good game ps4 is coming out with in the next year xbox is also going to have excluding infamous & the order.

christocolus1586d ago (Edited 1586d ago )


How is that? ms budgeted $1b for games alone..Their launch line up was great(forza5, dr3, ryse,zoo tycoon, crimson skies,powerstar golf, fantasia .etc Their post launch line up(halo, d4, quantum break, sunset overdrive, fable legends, kinect sports rivals, black tusk ip,titanfall etc) is amazing and everyday you hear of more unannounced projects, ms beefing up their internal studios with more talent,upcoming indie games and deals with 3rd party devs etc...

I think your wrong bro.phil even stated that they had so many games to announce and that it would be difficult to do it all in one event so they would have to split the announcements across various events starting next year. If anything, ms has shown they are focused and commited to pumping out great ips this gen... i laugh at people who think ms learnt nothing from the criticism it got from its fans last gen..expect many more game announcements and partnerships with japanese devs too.

gaffyh1586d ago

Turning Every Console Into Dev Kit Is Next Step.. piracy.

Someone is going to figure out how to put a console into dev mode, and piracy will become rampant. That was one of the reasons why they wanted to force online, so they could always check to make sure a console wasn't hacked.

rainslacker1586d ago (Edited 1586d ago )


It's very highly unlikely, read guaranteed, that they won't release a full dev SDK for this program. That bit of code that prevents piracy on the system is hidden away very deep in their multiple operating systems.

The [email protected] program will probably only offer a high level version of the SDK, with no direct access to the hardware like you would get in a full dev kit. And that's OK for who this program is targeting.

Full dev kits require strong NDA's, and qualifications of more than the $99/yr subscription fee.

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BanginBiscuitz1586d ago (Edited 1586d ago )

what the hell are you talking about? The game lineup is phenomenal, im really tired of hearing this crap about Microsoft not focusing on gaming. DR3, Ryse, Forza are all amazing games and one of the best launch game lineups ever in gaming. You guys seem to think anything Microsoft says that isnt related to gaming is a bad thing. They are adding features grow up and realize that these machines are no longer "just gaming machines" they do much other things. They are thinking of gaming but they cant just think about it 24 hours a day. In fact, Sony has been barely thinking of gaming what did they show at Gamescom? What did they show at VGX? Nothing, so please enough with this bullcrap.

imt5581586d ago

What Microsoft show at VGX?

BanginBiscuitz1586d ago

@IMT.. Quantum Break, and TitanFall, the 2 most anticipated games since we began hearing about them. Feel a bit sour now dont you?

Eonjay1586d ago


Stop trying to tell people what the most anticipated game is. Let the gamers speak for themselves.

Actually Watch Dogs is the most anticipated game because it has the most pre-orders followed by Destiny and then Titanfall and Infamous Second Son.

imt5581586d ago (Edited 1586d ago )

Wow, Quantum Break and Titanfall, soooo awesome....NOT.

Well Uncharted teaser is better than these 2 games.

or this :

If some games are not ready to be shown on stage, why to show them? Don't underestimate Sony Worldwide Studios. So the X360 has "more" games at the beginning? Tell me how end it at the end of current generation. Quantum Break, i presume, will be great game. Of course, it's Remedy, but Titanfall... I don't want to play last-gen tech game on XO, c'mon, dude. Buy X360 version instead.

In other news...

Quote form article :

...As you have heard it already, project CARS developers have informed the world that eSRAM can help mitigate "some" advantages that the PS4 has over Xbox One! This could mean that the game is either running below 1080p on both next gen consoles or was graphically downgraded to achieve parity at 1080p...

What parity? I don't want to play some shitty ports on PS4 because Xbone is weak. PS4 first, use the advantage of the console, and then make port on Xbone.

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Septic1586d ago (Edited 1586d ago )

Gotta say, that was very good stealth trolling by your part Hatsune and this made me chuckle; "but microsoft needs to turn every xbox one into a game console".

It is a games console man. It's like a woman, it can multi-task. A rather hefty women with her ever watchful eye on you, recognising you, listening to you. Talking to her will turn her on, but only if you do it the right way. Occasionally you have to punch her to make her work.....okay that's too far. I've had too much caffeine...

But, turning every X1 into a devkit will be brilliant. MS can hit the nail on the head if its a really open development environment. And if the X1 is really getting smacked around by the PS4, MS should go all out and make it totally open, relinquishing the overbearing control it likes to have on things like this for the sake of the brand surviving.

Convas1586d ago

"Talking to her will turn her on, but only if you do it the right way."

Very few of the gentlemen on this site will realize this is FAR closer to the real-life, gospel truth than you'd know.

malokevi1586d ago

Titanfall, QB, Halo 5, PVZ, Sunset, Kinect Sports, Fable, Lionhead MMO, F2P MMO, Spark, Tons of multiplats, Tusk & other unannounced/teased projects.

What was it you were saying about games...?

We've seen far more from MS then we've seen from Sony as far as games go. And you can prattle on about "potential" and "Uncharted 4", and parrot how "xbox has no games/doesn't focus on games... yadda yadda". Fortunately, your ill-conceived opinion has no impact on the reality of the situation. The games that are coming down the pipes for X1 leave me feeling remarkably great about the next 6 months, 12 months, and 24 months of gaming on X1. Coupled with original programing in 2014, and an ever-growing feature set... I would say that there is absolutely no reason to complain!

I have yet to feel truly justified in my PS4 purchase. It's fine... but comparably, and considering I am consolidating my library of multiplatform games on my Xbox One, the exclusive offerings from Sony in the foreseeable future simply don't do it for me. Infamous is not enough.

3-4-51586d ago

It's a cool idea, but how many people are actually going to take the time to make the games ?

Most would rather play them.

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thecowsaysmoo1586d ago

Forza, Dead Rising, Titan Fall, Halo, Quantum Break,Sunset Overdrive, Fable Legends. Yep, Microsoft isn't focusing on the gamers.

Infernostew1586d ago

Taking away 3rd and 2nd party = forza, halo, fable... rinse and repeat.

Septic1586d ago

You conveniently missed Quantum Break....and Sunset Overdrive and Dead Risi......ah who am I kidding. The X1 could have a hundred exclusives and you'd post the same thing.

Infernostew1586d ago (Edited 1586d ago )

double post

Infernostew1586d ago (Edited 1586d ago )

quantum break - remedy is 2nd(?) party
sunset overdrive - insomniac is 3rd party
dead rising 3 - capcom is 3rd party

ummm... your point?

XboxFun1586d ago

So why can't we add 3rd and 2nd party games? Is there some sort of difference where the exclusives come from?

Is there some sort of school yard lunch table hierarchy going on? I know personally I throw up my nose when I find out my exclusives come from a 3rd or 2nd party.

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gazgriff2k121586d ago

good god not parity clauses again just make you system as powefull as the compertition then there no need for parity bull sh*t

JBSleek1586d ago

What did you even just say?

MegaRay1586d ago

Translation: PS4 is more powerful, shut up about this dev kit bullshit and make xbone more powerful


This seems like a natural step for consoles. There are certain games I will only buy on PC because of user development.

There's a lot of scope available here if MS allow it.

KingDadXVI1586d ago (Edited 1586d ago )

@FPSRUSSIA Halo Xbox One, Quantum Break, TitanFall, Ryse, Killer Instinct, Forza 5, Project Spark, Sunset Overdrive, Max, the Curse of Brotherhood amongst others would seem to disprove your comment.

Microsoft's [email protected] program is a completely separate department from the 3rd party and 1st party game development teams. What they do does not affect what those other teams are doing.

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