Windows 8 Apps Can Also Be Developed for Xbox One

Windows 8 Apps Can Also Be Developed for Xbox One


Although Xbox One App development is still unclear, Microsoft at the Build developers conference in San Francisco teased that Windows 8 Apps could run on the upcoming Xbox One console.

Steve Guggenheimer, vice president of Microsoft’s Developer & Platform Evangelism group stated:

Xbox one has two engines, it’s got a gaming engine and it essentially has a Windows 8 engine … If you want to know about how to get a head start about thinking about developing for Xbox One, the logical thing to do is go build Windows 8 applications.

In addition, a new collaboration was announced with Unity Technologies, the provider of Unity multi-platform game engine and developer tools that will make it even easier for developers to bring popular games, entertainment and apps to all Microsoft platforms.

Guggenheimer also quoted:

Unity has established itself not only as an incredible development toolset and engine, but as a significant force for creative freedom and innovation in the games development community. With Unity’s commitment to support Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, Xbox One and Xbox 360, Microsoft’s gaming ecosystem will benefit from the wealth of ideas and imagination flowing from the Unity games development community.

Expect a ton of weather, stocks, feed apps and social networking enhancement apps when Microsoft open the Xbox One App floodgates!

Via TheVerge & Xbox Wire