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[UWP] Can I publish beta UWP game to Xbox One (without ID@Xbox)? RRS feed

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  • I am almost finished with my latest game, and I want to publish a beta version on Xbox One (as well as PCs, tablets, and phones) for testing. However, I am not going through ID@Xbox (so I can't publish the final version of the game to Xbox One). But I'd like some people without access to Windows 10 to be able to play the beta version and give feedback on the gameplay, as the game is primarily designed to work with a gamepad rather than keyboard or touch.

    Basically, do beta games still need to go through ID@Xbox to be published on the Xbox One?

    I'm planning to publish the beta using the Windows 10 only method that requires a promo code to download the game.


    Visit http://blog.grogansoft.com/ for Windows development fun.


    Tuesday, December 20, 2016 3:25 AM

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  • Well, I can answer my own question.

    You can't publish a game for Xbox - even as a beta - without going through ID@Xbox. It's a shame, as it would be a great way to get more beta testing done.

    If Xbox is selected in the package settings it will prevent publishing until you've gone through ID@Xbox.


    Visit http://blog.grogansoft.com/ for Windows development fun.

    • Marked as answer by pumpkinszwan Tuesday, December 20, 2016 5:40 AM
    Tuesday, December 20, 2016 3:35 AM

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  • Well, I can answer my own question.

    You can't publish a game for Xbox - even as a beta - without going through ID@Xbox. It's a shame, as it would be a great way to get more beta testing done.

    If Xbox is selected in the package settings it will prevent publishing until you've gone through ID@Xbox.


    Visit http://blog.grogansoft.com/ for Windows development fun.

    • Marked as answer by pumpkinszwan Tuesday, December 20, 2016 5:40 AM
    Tuesday, December 20, 2016 3:35 AM
  • Well, I can answer my own question.

    You can't publish a game for Xbox - even as a beta - without going through ID@Xbox. It's a shame, as it would be a great way to get more beta testing done.

    If Xbox is selected in the package settings it will prevent publishing until you've gone through ID@Xbox.


    Visit http://blog.grogansoft.com/ for Windows development fun.

    Hello,

    Thanks for sharing the result here.

    To publish a game on Xbox one, you must register for ID@Xbox while you don't need it for creating or testing games/apps on Xbox.

    You may follow the steps here to become an ID@Xbox developer.

    Best regards,

    Mattew Wu 



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    Tuesday, December 20, 2016 7:07 AM
  • For future reference, we announced a new program - the Xbox Live Creators Program - at GDC 2017. This program does indeed allow you to create Xbox Live enabled games that can be published to Windows 10 and Xbox One via the Universal Windows Platform (UWP).

    Right now the system is in preview, but you can join the Insider Program to give it a try - and give us feedback - and will be able to publish the game later this summer.

    You can learn more here: http://aka.ms/xblcp

    Monday, March 20, 2017 8:53 AM