Microsoft already allows developers and studios to self-publish games on Xbox One and Windows 10 with Xbox Live through their ID@Xbox program. Microsoft is today announcing the new Xbox Live Creators Program. The Xbox Live Creators Program allows developers to quickly publish their game to Xbox One and Windows 10, with a simplified certification process and no concept approval required. Similar to the ID@Xbox program developers, Xbox Live Creators Program developers can integrate Xbox Live social experiences such as sign-in, presence, leaderboards, and more into their games.
There are some key differences between Creators Program and ID@Xbox. The games published through the Xbox Live Creators Program will be available in the new, “Creator games section” within the Xbox store and on Windows 10 PC, games in Xbox Live Creators Program will be visible with the other games in the Windows Store. Find other differences in the table below.
Developers who want to quickly publish games to Xbox One and Windows 10 with a simplified certification process and no concept approval should select Xbox Live Creators Program. Developers who want access to more Xbox Live capabilities, be featured in the main Xbox One store, or receive dedicated marketing and development support should apply to the ID@Xbox program.
Apply here to join the Preview for Xbox Live Creators Program. Sign-ups are initially limited. Microsoft will open up this program to all later this Summer.