Xbox One

Phil Spencer, the head of Microsoft's Xbox division, is still not offering any updates on the company's previously announced plans to allow every Xbox One console to be turned into a game development kit. However, it sounds like it might happen since he believes it's still a good idea.

Microsoft first announced its ID@Xbox program way back in August 2013 where qualified small independent developers could get two Xbox One development kits at no cost to help them make and self-publish their games on the console. At the same time, it also revealed its plans to "enable any Xbox One console to be used as a development kit for self-publishing purposes." That feature has yet to materialize.

In chatting with Polygon, Spencer said he had no update on unlocking the Xbox One to be used as a game development kit, but it appears it might still be in the works:

"The idea that you and I might just want to riff on something on our own at home and see if we can create something very very easily even before we submit to ID — that makes a lot of sense to me."

Source: Polygon