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Microsoft telling Xbox One developers to start with Windows 8

Xbox One developer? Microsoft suggests starting your game development with Windows 8

| Gaming Consoles News | Posted: Jun 29, 2013 7:23 am

We know that the Xbox One is pretty much a PC now, with its x86 architecture and Windows 8 bubbling along inside, but how are Microsoft talking to developers who are unsure where to start? Well, Microsoft have been saying they should create Windows 8 apps first.

 

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Vice President of Microsoft's Developer and Platform Evangelism group, Steve Guggenheimer, has said: "Xbox One has two engines, it's got a gaming engine and it essentially has a Windows 8 engine." Microsoft are making sense here, something they really need to amplify in the months leading up to, and years after the Xbox One launch.

 

If developers begin on PC and just develop, the game requires no porting to the already x86-based architecture of the Xbox One. This means PC games will be stellar, with the only thing stopping us from having PC-built games is the game development will be done around the world of a controller (slower input method) and TV at a distance (field of view weirdness).

NEWS SOURCES:Techspot.com

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