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Now any developer can integrate Xbox Live into their game and publish to Xbox One and Windows 10

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.

Creators Collection

The Creators Collection is a new section of the store on Xbox One featuring games produced and distributed by developers who used the Xbox Live Creators Program to build and ship their creations. On Windows 10 PCs, games from the Creators Program will be published among other PC games in the Microsoft Store.

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Xbox Live Creators Program benefits

Quickly and directly publish your game

Submit your game to the Creators Program through a simplified certification process. There is no concept approval required outside of standard Store policies, so as a developer, you can bring your games directly to customers.


Access hundreds of millions of customers

Your title can see exposure to every Xbox One owner across the Xbox One family of devices, with over 50 million active Xbox Live users, as well as hundreds of millions of Windows 10 PCs and millions using the Xbox app on mobile platforms.

Organically grow your audience with Xbox Live

Integrate Xbox Live with minimal development time, and gain access to Xbox Live features that can organically grow your game’s audience, including Xbox Live presence, Leaderboards, Cloud Saves, Game Hubs, Clubs, Party Chat, Game DVR, and more.

Developer tools, engines, and resources

Xbox One Dev Mode

You can deploy, design, and publish your game in the Creators Program without a dedicated dev kit, using only retail hardware. Just download the Dev Mode Activation app on your Xbox One to get started.


Supported game engines and languages

Develop for the Xbox One and Windows 10 using your favorite game engine. Currently supported engines include Construct 2, GameMaker Studio 2, MonoGame, Unity, and Xenko. You can also use your favorite tools like Visual Studio to write in C# and C++. We anticipate more game engines and tools to support Xbox Live Creators Program over time.

Xbox Live documentation

Learn how to integrate Xbox Live into your game. The documentation can help you get started with Xbox Live development, regardless of whether you are a UWP or Xbox console developer. There are also guides for getting setup with game engines.


Creators Program vs. ID@Xbox

The Xbox Live Creators Program is a great for quickly publishing your game to Xbox One and Windows 10, with a simplified certification process and no concept approval.

If you want access to even more Xbox Live capabilities, be featured in the Microsoft Store on Xbox One, or receive dedicated marketing and development support, you can apply to the ID@Xbox program.


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