Allow .NET games on Xbox One
Yesterday was announced that Xbox One will allow indie developer to easily publish games on Xbox One.
Lots of indie developers and small game company are using .NET to develop games. Today, we are able to easily target several Windows platforms (Windows Desktop, Windows RT and Windows Phone 8) as well as other platforms thanks to Mono from Xamarin.
As we don't know yet the details about this indie developer program for Xbox One, we would love to use .NET on this platform - with everything accessible, from latest 4.5 with async, to unsafe code and native code access through DLLImport (and not only through WinRT components)
Please make .NET a compelling game development alternative on Xbox One!
Thanks for your feedback! As we announced at //BUILD/, we are excited to enable all developers to be able to build Universal Windows apps and games using .NET that will run on Xbox One. We released a developer preview for Xbox with this support at //BUILD/ that many of you have already used to build or test your Universal Windows apps and games on Xbox. We are gearing up towards making this available in its final form later this Summer, and are looking forward to seeing all of the great apps and games that you are building for Xbox!
You don’t need to be an ID@XBOX developer to experiment, create, and test games or apps on Xbox One, but you do need to enroll with ID@XBOX if you want to publish and sell a game on Xbox One or take advantage of Xbox Live on Windows 10. To join our community of independent developers and enthusiasts, register for ID@XBOX (http://www.xbox.com/en-us/Developers/id)
To get started today with UWP on Xbox go to: https://msdn.microsoft.com/windows/uwp/xbox-apps.
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Drew Markovitch commented
Thanks for the update! =)
Cattaneo Paolo commented
Douglas Starnes commented
Is under review better or worse than it was a few hours ago?
Thanks Habib for the feedback. We are looking forward to getting our hands on it!
Habib, thanks for letting us know. I hope this includes games and not only apps for the XBox One with full .NET Framework (not a compact one).
Chris Williams commented
Looking forward to seeing this happen. Go XNA (or MonoGame)!!
RB Whitaker commented
With some votes freed up, some of you might find this proposal for XNA 5 worthwhile: http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/3725445-xna-5
Matthew Doucette commented
Habib, this is great news. Does this include XNA support? Please let us know in detail. Thanks!
Justin Mellott commented
Right now, I could care less about the Xbox One. If this idea went through, then I'd have a reason to get the console *hint hint*.
min qi commented
I want XNA 5.!!!!!!
Long Live XNA.
Nicholas Pateman commented
This needs to happen!
จิรศักดิ์ อเนกนิตย์ commented
I want XNA 5 Now.
WE WANT XNA 5 NOW!
Hassan Selim commented
Microsoft hinted in their Build2014 Keynote that "Universal Apps" will work on Xbox One in the future, so I think it's clear that it will support .Net :)
I can pretty much create a program in C# on Windows Desktop, Windows 8.x, Windows Phone, Android, iOS, Mac OSX, Linux, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. It's ridiculous that Xbox One from Microsoft is not on that list.
any new information on this
i have like 10 comments on the ?. null operator but no votes on it
i put 3 on here and never commented
ida put all of them into xna 5 but it limits the number of votes to a single topic
both these topics have just been swelling for months and months since they have cut all serious graphic's options off from everything .net
I am disgusted by the banning of Megan Winter's account on social.msdn.microsoft.com. She came with valid points for Visual Basic 6.0, too valid! And what the administrators do on a MICROSOFT site?! they erased the 60-70 valid comments (on "Bring back Visual Basic 6.0 ! We all need it." issue) and banned the acount due to their inability to cope with the conversation! This is a disgrace for Microsoft! The admin that banned a perfect valid user like Megan Winter should not have access to that site !
David Hewson commented
Why are people saying this is faked? I voted 3 votes a long time ago, why do I need to comment too? My vote IS my comment...