Updated 10:02 AM EST, Mon, Dec 06, 2021

GDC 2015 Windows 10 News: Gaming Mania Underway? Xbox Live SDK & ID@Xbox Program Set at New OS

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Thanks to Windows 10, the Xbox platform has never been more promising.

Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox at Microsoft, has announced a number of developments in the system's changing landscape. Most of these improvements are targeted in relation to the company's newest operating system.

Spencer has revealed Microsoft's next plans at San Francisco's Game Developers Conference, the Xbox Wire reported. As followers would expect, the company is headed to the pursuit of unifying the gaming experience across all Windows 10 devices.

To start with, the Xbox Live SDK has been made available for the Windows 10. The kit provides access to many of Xbox Live's services, and it's integrated with the Windows Store.

In addition, the kit is scheduled to land among a "broader set of developers" soon. As for the Xbox Live, Microsoft seeks to reach out to all game developers.

The Xbox Wire wrote, "We are also committed to making Xbox Live accessible to all game developers, regardless of size, which is why we're introducing a new tier of Xbox Live that is designed to allow any developer to engage with the Xbox Live community."

Interesting features cited by The Verge include the Xbox app's abilities under Windows 10. Users would know that the Xbox One console allows recording of gameplay videos and sharing on multiple services. This time, however, the Xbox app does not only allow users to browse and edit recorded clips.

In PC, users can now download these clips and manipulate them with any other editing software. It's all in one system -- record, edit, save and share. This sounds very inviting, specially to those looking forward about making tutorials and gameplay videos.

In line with its efforts of unifying the Xbox-Windows 10 ecosystem, Microsoft has also confirmed cross-buy support, GameSpot informed. The idea is simple: one can purchase certain titles with provided copies, and these are playable in one's console or any other Windows 10 device.

Simply put, developers are given the opportunity to craft single versions of games that may be played across all supported devices.

It has also been announced that the ID@Xbox program will expand to Windows 10. According to Engadget, this could mean an uptick in the number of indie developers. With this in mind, it may be safe to say that we can expect a surge of Windows games in the near future.

Finally, all Xbox accessories are set to be compatible with the new OS, Engadget noted.

Are you happy about Microsoft's integrative approach to its products? Can Windows 10 live up to expectations?

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