Xbox One gets Dev Mode to sideload apps and games from Windows PC




The Xbox One gets a Dev Mode, which developers using Visual Studio apps and games designed to sideload the Universal Windows platform on the console. Each sold console can be put in Dev Mode.

The Dev Mode requires registration of the account and an app from the Windows Store. In addition, there is a limitation. Who wants to deactivate the Dev Mode will be Xbox One should reset and all data from the console will be deleted.

Through the developer option allows a user to connect the Xbox One to a Windows PC, then the Visual Studio program apps and games can “deploy” to the console because the Xbox One looks like Windows 10 machine. The basic version is free, there is also a paid version with more options through a Dev Center account for $ 19.

The Dev Mode is useful from Wednesday, but Microsoft warns that it is a test version. In addition, use apps and games 448MB memory of the Xbox One. Upon its release this summer will be 1GB. This summer it is also possible to run without Dev Mode Windows apps on Xbox One. Microsoft also adds the download stores include Xbox One and Windows 10 together into a common store.

From May additionally comes support for G-Sync and Free Sync for games based on Microsoft’s Windows Universal Apps, also running on the Xbox One and can be purchased through the Windows Store. Microsoft further made known that Cortana this summer to Xbox One comes with the appearance of the Anniversay Update. Microsoft is here known about at E3.

Microsoft announced the new features during his keynote at the Build own developer conference, currently taking place in the US city of San Francisco.


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