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Achieve more with Xbox

Xbox is committed to building the most inclusive gaming network that connects all gamers across devices to play together, while building tools that help you build engaging and successful games.

Xbox Live Developer Platform

Trusted gaming identity and community to attract and engage your players across devices

Integration is easy

Xbox Live SDK is available across console, PC, and mobile, and is easily integrated with gaming frameworks. New mobile SDK offers a la carte features with no XBL certification requirement.

Trusted gaming identity

Use a gaming-focused, single sign-on identity that works across platforms with privacy controls, as well as family safety and child account support.

Vibrant gaming community

Take advantage of Xbox Live’s global community and experiences both inside and outside your game across devices to enable discovery and engagement with your game.

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Publishing with Xbox is as easy as one, two, three.

1. Register with us

Explore our Xbox game developer programs.


2. Build and develop your game

We’ll give you access to the documents and development tools needed to make your ideas a reality.


3. Publish your game

Publish your game to the Microsoft Store, iOS, and Android storefronts.


Explore Xbox game developer programs

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ID@Xbox is Microsoft’s digital publishing program for game developers. Whether you’re looking to ship a game on Xbox One or Windows 10 PC, or looking to add Xbox Live to your mobile games, ID@Xbox is the place to start. Developers get access to SDKs, private dev forums, developer documentation, and more. Studios developing for Xbox One can receive two Xbox One dev kits at no charge.

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Xbox Live Creators Program

The Xbox Live Creators Program allows developers to quickly and directly publish their games to Xbox One and Windows 10, with a simplified certification process and no concept approval required. If your game integrates Xbox Live and follows our standard Store policies, you are ready to publish.

Gaming for Everyone

Gaming for Everyone is our commitment to making Xbox a place where everyone has fun. It’s not a campaign slogan or a single initiative; it’s our ongoing focus to bringing intentional, inclusive practices and thinking to everything we do at Xbox and that includes supporting our developers. Come find a community of your peers, feel connected to a larger movement and realize the impact you can have.

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Xbox is part of Microsoft Game Stack

Looking for more solutions? Microsoft Game Stack offers the tools and services indie game developers need to build, manage, and share their passion with their audience of gamers around the world.