This year’s Gamescom marks three years since the ID@Xbox program was announced, which enables independent developers to self-publish games on Xbox One, and later Windows 10 with Xbox Live. The program started with a simple goal: make sure Xbox players have access to the broadest, most diverse array of games by making sure Xbox developers have the best development environment.
Today, Chris Charla, director of ID@Xbox, shared the news over at Xbox Wire that Game Preview will be coming to Windows 10 later this year, with Everspace from our friends at Rockfish as the debut title.
They’re excited to enable PC gamers to preview and purchase work-in-progress digital titles, participate in the development process and help developers make Windows 10 games the best they can be.
Since the ID@Xbox program was announced, the team has listened to many developers about what they wanted in a program to make creating games for Xbox (and now Windows 10 with Xbox Live) as easy as possible. They’ve added free dev kits, free access to Unity middleware, game-creation ability on retail Xboxes for app creators and hobbyists, and whole new programs – like Game Preview, which enables players to buy and play games while they’re still in development and offer feedback directly to the dev team when it counts.
Read more about what the ID@Xbox team is up to over at Xbox Wire