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Xbox services for game developers

Build games for console, PC, and mobile, and attract and engage players with a trusted, inclusive gaming identity and community of over 60 million users globally.

Develop with Xbox tools

Once you create a title and get the fundamentals working, you can jump in and start coding with Xbox services, tools, and APIs for error handling, authentication, debugging, and more.

Integrate easily across platforms and frameworks

Easily integrate the Xbox SDK with popular game development frameworks and deploy across platforms to consoles, PC, and mobile phones. Access a la carte features without a certification requirement with the new mobile SDK.

Authenticate with a trusted gaming identity

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

Engage with a vibrant gaming community

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

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Publish your game across Xbox platforms

1. Register with us

Explore our Xbox game developer programs.


2. Build and develop your game

Access the documents and development tools needed to make your ideas a reality.


3. Distribute your game

Publish your game to Microsoft, Xbox, iOS, and Android storefronts.


Explore Xbox game developer programs

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Self-publish your games on Xbox, Windows, and mobile, and increase your game’s success with access to the full suite of Xbox services, SDKs, private dev forums, documentation, and more.

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Xbox Creators Program

Self-publish games for the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) for Xbox and Windows devices. With a simplified certification process and no concept approval required, get your game in the Microsoft Store faster—if your game integrates Xbox services and follows the standard Microsoft Store policies, it’s ready to publish.

Gaming for Everyone

Build your game for everyone using intentional, inclusive practices and thinking. Find a community of your peers, feel connected to a larger movement, and realize the impact you and your game can have with Gaming for Everyone, a professional network committed to making Xbox a place where everyone has fun.

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Microsoft Game Stack

Everything you need to build, run, and grow your games. Microsoft Game Stack is a comprehensive suite of tools and services just for game development.