If you’re an aspiring indie developer that’s been wanting to break into the Xbox One market, then you’ll now have another opportunity to do so. You can now use Unity on Xbox One X consoles, meaning that you’ll be able to develop games while using the engine on the Xbox One X.
Unity is one of the many different engines that aspiring indie developers use in order to make their games, as its high-quality visuals and wide variety of available platforms can make it easily accessible for anyone that wants to use it. The engine being available for the Xbox One X adds another console that indie developers can access.
The Xbox One X already has a dev kit version that’s far superior to the actual version that’s going to be releasing onto the wider market in November. With a framerate counter, more memory, and other enhancements, the dev kit version is a good choice for anyone that wants to make use of the console to develop things.
In order to make use of Unity on Xbox One X, all that you have to do is sign up for the ID@Xbox program, Microsoft’s resident independent game development program. Doing this, and being approved, will allow you to access the Xbox developer portal and the Xbox Unity editor, which will allow you to work on an Xbox game using Unity.
If you’re already developing an indie game on the Xbox as part of the ID@Xbox program, all you have to do is change a few quality settings, so you don’t have nearly the amount of work to do.
So, if you want to make use of Unity on Xbox One X in order to develop games that will run on the X when it releases sometime later this year, you should sign up as soon as possible.