From your mind to the living room

Get your game on Xbox One & Windows 10 with the Xbox Live Creators Program

Xbox Live Creators Program

Whether you’re just getting into game development, finishing a student project, or looking to take your latest creation to the biggest screen in the house, the Xbox Live Creators Program is for you! If your game integrates Xbox Live and follows our standard Store policies, you are ready to publish. No concept approval required.

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Getting started with the Xbox Live Creators Program is simple:

Step 1, Create a Dev Account icon

Create a Dev Account

One-time membership fee

Step 2, Create a Product icon

Create a Product in the Dev Centre and integrate Xbox Live

Step 3, Enable the Dev Mode icon

Enable Dev Mode on your Xbox One for console testing

Step 4, Publish your game

Publish your game



Build your way

Use any of the engines below to get you moving on your first Creators Program game. You can also use your favourite tools such as Visual Studio to write in C# and C++.

Xbox Live Creators Program benefits

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Simplified testing and deployment

Test your Creators Program game on your own Xbox One in Dev Mode. No dev kit needed. As long as your game follows standard Store policies, you do not need any other approval before taking your game to Xbox and Windows 10.

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The power of Xbox Live

Integrating Xbox Live into your game gives you access to over 55 million users and includes features that will help players discover and engage with your game, including: Xbox Live presence, Leaderboards, Cloud Saves, Game Hubs, Clubs, Party Chat, Game DVR, Mixer Broadcasting, and more.

Need access to more Xbox Live features such as Achievements and Online Multiplayer?

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Creators Education Program

The Xbox Live Creators Program partners with schools through the Creators Education Program to empower students with the tools and skills necessary to launch and market a successful game on Xbox and Windows 10. If you’re an educator, contact us for all program details.


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Frequently asked questions