Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Jun 2013 18:35 UTC
Games "Microsoft's Build developers conference in San Francisco has mainly focused on Windows 8.1 so far, but the company spent a few minutes talking about the future Xbox One development platform on Thursday. Steve Guggenheimer, vice president of Microsoft's Developer & Platform Evangelism group, provided big hints at how developers can target the Xbox One in future." Many Windows 8 Metro applications would work relatively well with Kinect gestures and such - so this makes sense to me. Still don't want a 'media entertainment experience device' though; I want a game console.
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Comment by Nelson
by Nelson on Thu 27th Jun 2013 22:20 UTC
Nelson
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My problem with the Xbox team is that teasing is useless. Developers are not 5, we don't need to have a lolipop held over our head. Tell us what the hell you're thinking of doing, even if its in a general sense, or shut up.

Come out and say, yes the Xbox One will run Windows 8.1 apps, or at least a modified version of them. Say that it will come at a future time and more details will be released down the road.

If it will be a privileged partner only program say that, if it will be an app store with open registration then say that as well. The last thing they should do is be vague with the developers and software vendors who need to decide direction often months in advance.

The left hand *almost* knows what the right hand is doing. If you think the Windows division was closed, non cooperative, and secretive, the Xbox team is many times worse.

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