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Welcome to ID@Xbox

The ID@Xbox Program enables qualified game developers of all sizes to unleash their creativity by self-publishing digital games on Xbox and Windows with Xbox Live, or adding Xbox Live to iOS or Android games, giving studios the tools and support needed to maximise their success.


Submit your application and receive regular news and updates from ID@Xbox.


Ready to begin? Reach out and we'll sign an NDA and discuss your game, whether you'd like to ship your game on Xbox and Windows with Xbox Live, or add Xbox Live to your iOS or Android title.


Get access to the right SDKs, our dev forums, and tons of helpful documentation. Need dev kits? Approved Xbox developers will get two kits free of charge.


When releasing your title on Microsoft platforms you'll be able to publish, certify and update your game without cost.

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Xbox Live now available for iOS and Android developers

New Xbox Live SDKs enable iOS and Android developers access to Xbox Live features and functionality so that they can focus on creating games that engage and attract players. Xbox Live achievements, gamerscore and hero stats are all available for developers to creatively implement into their mobile games to enhance the customer experience. À la carte options give developers more choice in how they build games – use the services that best fit your needs.

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Is the Xbox Live Creators Program for you?

The Xbox Live Creators Program is a great way for anyone to quickly publish their game to Xbox and Windows with a subset of Xbox Live features, a simplified process, and no concept approval required. Maker? Hobbyist? Student? This is a great place to start.

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Looking for more gaming solutions?

Microsoft Game Dev offers the tools and services game developers need to build, manage and share their passion with their audience of gamers around the world.

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A Letter from Chris Charla, senior director of ID@Xbox

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General Frequently Asked Questions

Game Frequently Asked Questions