Microsoft Changes Mind Again, Then Again on Xbox One as a Dev Kit

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id@xboxEarlier today, Xbox Advanced Technology Group’s Martin Fuller stated that the plan to allow every retail version of the Xbox One to operate as a development kit has been cancelled.

“In the end, although that was a very admirable goal, it hasn’t happened unfortunately. Can’t tell you the specifics of exactly why not.”

However, fast forward a few hours and you get yet another reversal by another spokesperson.

“The comments today were inaccurate. We remain committed to ensuring the best possible solutions for developers and hobbyists to create games for Xbox One. We will share more details at a later date.”

This feature was supposed to be a big piece of the plan to help lure indie studios to the Xbox One and now it feels uncertain. Free dev-kits should still be available via the ID@Xbox program regardless, but those that don’t qualify would be left out.

Mmmm… waffles.


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