Developers who’ve built apps and games using the Windows 10 Anniversary Update SDK can now offer them in the Xbox Store. The change is part of a number of Dev Center updates announced Monday by Microsoft.
Games submitted to Xbox One will still be subject to concept approval. “This ensures games on Xbox deliver the experience our players expect,” reads a Microsoft blog post announcing the changes. The company encourages developers to join the ID@Xbox program before submitting games targeting the platform.
The move opens the Xbox Store to smaller, independent developers who were previously excluded from marketing there, according to Windows Central.
In other new features, Dev Center now offers a gradual package rollout option for developers who want to test app updates with a small percentage of customers before bringing them to all devices. And package flighting–previously only available for PC and mobile apps–is now also available for apps and games targeting Xbox One. There’s also an option to configure your app to require an update before it will run.
New analytics options for Dev Center Insiders include custom notifications for specific customer segments, and real-time reporting. And those are just some of the changes in what looks like a fairly meaty update to the Dev Center.
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